Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Wrong Hill To Die On by Donis Casey

She and her husband were only going to Arizona to help her child get over her extremely bad cold.  She'd fit in a visit with her sister while there.  But she had no intention of taking a walk in the morning and finding a dead body in the drainage ditch.

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me download this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published November 6th, so keep an eye out for it.

Alafair Tucker is a new character for me, so I enjoyed getting to know her in this book.  She's the Mom of a passel of children, loves her children and loves her family.  That why she and Sherm left the family in their oldest daughter's capable hands and came to the dry country with their sick one.

What she didn't expect to find was her sister in a funk.  Even she can see the marriage isn't on the firmest foundation, but she's not sure why.  When the murder happens, she has a whole new concern.  It had to be one of the people who attended their open house welcoming them to Arizona.  Which one of those friendly people could have been so mean?

The answers to those questions are intertwined in the tale and don't have simple answers.  Several of those people there that night were not what they seemed.  They were carrying hurts, secrets, and prejudices.  More bad would will come out before the town and families can start healing.

My favorite characters were Alafair and Shaw, the husband and wife.  They know each others strengths and weaknesses and they work together as a team.  The best part of the whole story is when they come home, but you'll have to read the book to get all the details.  It's worth it.  And I'm sure we'll hear more about this family.

Happy reading.    

1 comment:

Shan said...

I do love a good mystery...but being the one to find a dead body, yuck! But you did get my attention...this list of books to check out is sure getting long. Thanks.