Saturday, October 31, 2015

Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry

Lee Barrett is excited about finding an old oak buffet that matched the one she had inherited from her grandmother and lost in a house fire.  She can't wait to bring it home and search in all the little secret compartments.  She's not expected any surprises, it'll just be fun to snoop.

Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.

She's surprised to find that the buffet belonged to a woman who was murdered.  It doesn't stop her from buying but she decides to read about the murder.  More information doesn't tell her much.  The woman was shot to death by her husband.  The husband claims he's innocent.  Since he married the woman for her money and pretended his girlfriend was his sister, no one believes him.  Lee doesn't know what to think.

When she goes back to the antique shop to look at dishware, she finds the owner dead.  As she and her cop boyfriend investigate, they determine that the death of antique store owner and the death of woman who owned the buffet are probably related.  But there's no clear path to the murderer.

I enjoyed Lee's romance, how she lives with her aunt and has a friend that uses tarot cards, and all the odd nuances that come to life in the story.  It includes witches from the past and present, what one does for greed, and a bit of insanity.  That makes for a good read for me.

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