Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tomorrow's Vengeance by Marcia Talley

Hannah Ives is back in another cozy mystery.  This time she's visiting a community for older folks.  Her friend is managing the facility.  It's for all types of folks from normal to needing full-time care and Hannah agrees to volunteer there.  While she knew some folks were on their last days, she sure never expected to find a perfectly healthy man murdered on the premises.

Severn House and Net Galley allowed to read and review this book (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your bookstore for a copy.

Hannah finds a woman there who barely survived WWII by hiding in a convent.  She lost her whole family and their belongings in the war days.  Her father had an art gallery, but he lost it to the Nazi's.  When the girls go on a casual outing to the local gallery, Sophia almost faints from shock when she finds a painting of her brother that came out of her father's gallery.  With the help of a lawyer, she sets about to try to recover her paintings.

There is a desperate person working at the life care community and that person will stop at nothing to protect their goal.  Even death is not too much. The reason for the death and the stolen paintings goes right back to greed.  As they say, follow the money.  It always seems to lead to the killer.  Love will do that, too, but it was greed in this case.

I found it interesting to read about this life care community because my mother lives in one.  There were similarities (no murder!) and it made the read more pleasant for me.  Ms. Talley throws in odds and ends of mysteries to snarl the trail to the truth.  I didn't cotton to the truth until the end of the book and that makes it a good mystery for me.  Why not give it a try?

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