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But the reunion weekend's first mystery crops up when Claire and Dante check in at Ye Olde Pioneer Village. Someone has left Claire a little heart-shaped box with a picture of her teenage self inside. And the first few drinks of the reunion icebreaker party have barely been downed when Cindy Sanchez, former head cheerleader and Minor High good-time girl, is found strangled in the parking lot, with another heart-shaped box in her hand.
As usual when she's faced with a puzzle, Claire's brain goes into overdrive. The chief of police (another old classmate) arrests a hotel employee who's found with Cindy's ATM card. Suspicion also falls on Claire's old friend Logan West, who's spent most of the intervening years in a mental hospital. But Claire doesn't think either man is guilty. Plenty of men might have found an excuse to slip out for a few minutes of auld lang syne with Cindy: Wade, her ex-boyfriend from senior year; Jim, Claire's own high-school flame; Richard, the class geek, now a high-tech millionaire; even Cindy's jealous, possibly estranged husband, Kevin. But none of them will admit to it. As the now-subdued weekend continues, Claire tries to narrow down her short list of could-have-done-its, knowing that she and the five other remaining women who received boxes may be in the killer's sights.
Though the clues--both real and false--are numerous and contradictory enough to seem a bit confusing, the murderer may not come as a big surprise to anyone who's read a few mysteries. Yet Heart-Shaped Box goes down as smoothly as chocolate. Just as Claire, with her kind heart, her little insecurities, and her one-glance perceptiveness and humor, appears to be gaining confidence and relaxing into her tentative relationship with Dante, so April Henry is relaxing into this ever-more-appealing series. --Barrie Trinkle
Once the cast of characters is known, the villain was apparent and the rest of the book was just stupid and played out without surprises.Published 18 months ago by J C Spencer
The first 3 books in the series have been fascinating to me. I am reading the 4th one now. April Henry is my favorite mystery writer and I just started reading her books a few... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marjorie K. Clark
I love the Claire Montrose Mystery series and just wish there were more of them. April Henry is an author I enjoy reading.Published 21 months ago by cmmit
I recommend this book and any of her other books to someone who likes a good enjoyable read that is hard to put down!Published 23 months ago by C. Skeen
by far April HEnry is one of the best authors to keep you on the edge of your seat & want to read more. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Nurse Mom
I ordered and read all of her books - they are quick reads, enjoyable, and very entertaining.Published on July 16, 2008 by K. Ross
As someone who dreads reunions of any sort, I must say I was totally engaged in this one. First, I love a good, fast-paced mystery. Read morePublished on March 30, 2005 by Elaura Renie
This is a classic good novel for mystery novels, a good "whodunnit" type of book. You are kept hanging until the very end as to who is murdering the girls (women now) at... Read morePublished on October 6, 2003 by Ruth Sprague
[...]Claire Montrose is just an average woman like you and me who happens to stumble upon a mystery and decides to investigate. She is not a cop, no police training, etc. Read morePublished on July 30, 2001