Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Footprints in the Sand: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark

Piper went to Sarasota, Florida, to be a maid of honor for her cousin and to help her mother make the wedding cake.  She was unlucky enough to get caught up in murder...

William Morrow and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to download and read an ebook of this story (thank you).  It will be published on January 8th, so look for it at your local bookstore on that date.  Piper has been in other Wedding Cake mysteries, so grab one of those now to hold you over.

The author does a good job of giving you more than one suspect.  There are several sub-plots to keep your mind busy.  And I never suspected the real killer.

One thing that seemed a bit out of place to me was the addition of a few Amish characters.  It seemed a bit odd and Levi's action was a bit extreme.  I didn't feel it added to the story.  She fits them in the story well but I wondered why they were there.

Piper decides she'll have to find out who killed the bridesmaid since the police aren't succeeding.  Her investigation leads her into danger and she's fighting for her life near the end of the story.  It's fast paced, has unusual place for murder, and everyone is learning lessons as the story progresses.  I found it to be a quick read and enjoyed it.  

Why don't you take a walk on the beach and see if you get back alive?  Piper can show you where to go...

Happy reading.     

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