Monday, April 9, 2018

See Also Proof by Larry D. Sweazy

Marjorie is still feeling grief over her husband's death.  She's trying to recover but it's a slow process.  She needs something to distract her.  She gets it.

Seventh Street Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 1st.

I've been reading Mr. Sweazy's work for years now and he's never disappointed me.  He's written good westerns and now he's writing good mysteries.

When a young woman who is mongoloid goes missing from her bedroom, everyone is willing to help hunt for her.  She didn't take her coat or gloves and it's snowing outside.  If she's not found soon, it will be too late.  While there are a lot of searchers, they can't locate her.  What Marjorie and the sheriff find is a car with a dead man in it.  They know him and it hits close to home.  How to share her friend's grief is almost beyond Marjorie's talent but she tries to make the widow feel a bit better even if she can't seem to do it herself.

This is a bit of a twisted tale set in the 1960's when sanitarium's were not as regulated as they are now.  Old secrets come back to roost and the final confrontation is deadly.  You never know what you will do until you're in that situation.  Marjorie chose to fight rather than to flee.  I'm like that, too.  The good news is that the killer didn't get away with it.  The bad news is now Marjorie has something else to deal with.  It's a good thing she's a strong woman.

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