Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DYING BRAND An Allison Campbell Mystery #3 by Wendy Tyson

Part of Allison's past flies into her face in the worst possible way.  A temporary affair while she was separated from her husband has resurfaced.  The man is dead and his appointment book makes it appear he was seeing her that day.  She had no appointment with him.  But the police aren't sure they believe her.

Henery Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 5th, so grab a copy then.

Allison is trying to put Scott back in past.  She's only seen him once since she found he was engaged and that was at the subway station and they didn't get to speak.  She would rather forget than remember him.  But then the pictures start showing up.  Photos of her nude with him.  He must have been taking the pictures without her knowledge.  However, her relationship with her ex-husband might not survive this surprise.  She never told him about it.

This story is a mix of relationships and corporate takeovers.  After getting the pictures, Allison decides to do her own investigation.  What she finds is that Scott was not what she thought he was.  He also was not true to his wife.  As she wades through the info they find online and through interviews, it gets more twisted.  And the ultimate surprise is when she finds out a man she admired and looked up to was part of the plot.  

This story sounded very realistic.  I'm really surprised her ex-husband is still by her side when the murder mystery is solved.  The issue wasn't that she slept with someone else while they were separated; it was the way it was presented to him in graphic form.  But he adjusts.  I'm not sure I would.

There will be more in this series.  Allison is now raising her niece, Grace, so she has more challenges in front of her.  I'm also sure there will be more mysteries in her life.  I found this to be an interesting series.  I'm hoping Mia and Vaughn get back together, too.

1 comment:

Rowena said...

I'm hoping Mia and Vaughn get back together, too!