Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Murder in the Family by Faith Martin

The job Hillary has now is a promotion but she's bored.  Supervising and pushing paper is not her thing.  She doesn't mind training new officers but she'd rather be doing investigations than paperwork.  When she gets her wish and is sent back to investigations, she finds they are replacing her with the cop that tried to put her in jail for her dead husband's crime.  She's not happy, but she doesn't have time to think about it.  She gets assigned a new murder case right away...

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

Hillary finds the victim is a fifteen-year old boy.  Someone has stabbed him with gardening shears that were in the shed where he was located.  It's a lonely sad death.  Why kill him?

It takes time for that question to be answered.  He wasn't involved in drugs, he wasn't stealing and he didn't seem to have other bad habits.  But most people referred to him as sly.  And he had money he had no way to earn.  Just what was he doing?

It turns out this little community had some secrets.  The young man had a camera and he liked to take pictures.  He even got an award for one of them.  But the other pictures he took were of things people did and didn't want other people to know.

This is a look at the darker side of life and it's not pleasant.  Hillary does find out who the murderer is.  But she's got another problem.  She's got two men who are interested in her.  She wasn't sure if she wanted one, but two is too many.  I wonder what will happen in the next book...

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