Benedicta “Ben” O'Keeffe is working hard over the holidays. Several people are buying houses and hope to be settled by Christmas. This means she has no time to lose...
Oceanview Publishing and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published November 10th.
Ben goes to Dublin to see her parents and runs into the man who murdered her sister. He's finally out of jail and it appears he was looking for her. He acts like he's been rehabilitated but he threatens her as she leaves.
Her boyfriend is a cop so she has him check with his parole officer. He was originally staying in London, but he's paid for his crime so there are no limitations. She hates that he's around and worries he means her harm.
She and her boyfriend go out for a walk and find a missing woman - dead. She was strangled. The story gets pretty complicated from this point on. It seems Carole (the dead woman) was married to the son of the owner of the nearby cabin. She never got divorced, she married again and had two children. The evidence points to the son but he's been dead for a couple of months, it couldn't be him.
They find that Carole and her husband, George are both fooling around with other people. The pub where Carole worked burned down leaving the owner devastated. Someone set it on fire...
As they ask questions, things are complicated and it's not clear who killed the victims.
Ben is finally confronted by the man who killed her sister and he intends to kill her also. Will she live or die?