Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cane and Abe by James Grippando

When a body is found in the Everglades and he's asked to monitor the case, Abe had no idea how much it was going to shake up his life.  It seemed like another routine case.  Not so...

HarperCollins sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Abe lost his first wife to cancer.  He loved her with all his heart but he wasn't meant to be a widower.  He takes back up with an old flame and marries her.  You should never do things on the rebound.

Life starts getting difficult right after he looks at that first body.  His brother-in-law from his first marriage is in trouble with the law and has mental problems.  He spends a lot of time living in his old home trying to settle him down.  This offends his wife and makes her feel unloved.

The case has him busy looking for clues.  When he finds out he knows one of the victims, he lies about how long it's been since he's seen her because he knows how it would look.  He should have thought about how looks when he lied.  Pretty soon, they're investigating him to see if he's the killer.

Then his wife disappears.  He's frantic because she's gone.  The cops know they were fighting and think he may have killed her.  As bad as all this is, there is one more final blow before the end of the book.  I'm surprised Abe is still standing.  

The best part of the story is the ending.  I won't give it away, but I think Abe has some more to worry about...

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