Thursday, August 21, 2014

Murder with a Twist by Allyson K Abbott

Mack is back and Duncan, too.  She shouldn't have a police detective as her love, though.  Somehow she always gets drawn into cases.  Make believe ones are fine; real ones are not...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy of this book now.  If you haven't read the first book, get them both.

Mack's friends that populate the bar enjoy making up crimes and having the patrons try to solve them.  They get enough information to do it, they just have to figure out who did it.  It's a bit like mind games but not too strenuous.  Duncan likes to watch them.  And he is starting to depend on Mack's abilities.  Mack has synesthesia, a condition in which she may hear colors or smell or taste sounds.  This ability lets her check for things unseen by the normal eye.

This case concerns a murdered mother and a missing child.  Mack didn't want to work with the police anymore, but how can she ignore a little boy who is missing?

It's a complicated case with lots of players, but Mack and Duncan are tracking the boy down.  The kidnapper wasn't someone I would suspect and it got to be a matter of life and death before the story was over.  I enjoyed this read even more than I did the first book.  I think that's because I'm becoming familiar with Mack and her abilities.  Why don't you give this series a try?

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