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Fast forward: Convinced his daughter was murdered by her boyfriend, Clarence Barr hires John (now a private investigator) to prove or disprove his theory.
And so it goes. John is a likable, believable and sometimes hapless man who works hard to find answers for his client. He still feels guilt for his past mistake but we aren't inflicted with prolonged angst, nor is he a boozer or recovering alcoholic. He's just an ordinary guy with two daughters and two strong women in his life; his wife and sister.
The murdered woman was an artist who made fine guitars and was killed while completing one she made for a famous singer. Lurking in the background is a killer for hire who moves closer to John as the investigation progresses.
The story is fast paced and has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I liked John so much and got so involved in the book that I wanted to slap him on the back of the head when he did something stupid and held my breath when he was in danger.
Can't recommend it enough. As soon as I read the last page I went online and bought Dani Amore's previous book Death By Sarcasm
The story revolves around John Rockne, a private investigator who is hired by Clarence Barre, an old country music star, to find out who killed his daughter Jesse Barre, who worked with salvaged wood to create beautiful guitars. The repertoire between John and the local police chief was great. The use of humor and sarcasm by John will occasionally make you laugh out loud.
The plot was believable and the characters well fleshed out. The writing was excellent.
This is not the first book I've read by Dan Ames and I wasn't disappointed with one or any of the others. I will keep reading his stories as long as he keeps publishing them!
The fast-paced hard-hitting story introduces numerous possible suspects as well as an increasing numbers of victims and deaths. John Rochne is a misunderstood, but believable character who seems to get himself into the most unbelievable situations. His cop sister even mistreats him and doesn’t believe the information he tries to share with her. While numerous people want him to give up the investigation, he stubbornly keeps searching for the truth.
Overall, Dead Wood is both humorous and serious, and a mystery that will keep readers turning pages long after the lights should go out.
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It is a fine mystery with humor and suspense.
I recommend it for any mystery reader *****