- File Size: 755 KB
- Print Length: 402 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sandra Scoppettone; 3rd edition (February 21, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OYTGJY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,983 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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of Colin Maguire is a real mystery with Sandra's sharp eye and skilled
story-telling. It's good to see these Early books back with Sandra's
name afixed at last! Vin Packer.
I was not surprised however to enjoy this book as much as the Laurano series. The usual tight plotting and interesting characterisations from Scoppettone (Early).
This book is recommended to all Scoppettone fans and those who would enjoy a good mystery.
his wife and children had been murdered and he was fighting his demons
since their deaths. He is asked to help the deposed chief of police to find
solve some murders that have been taking place, but has too work without
the help of tthe local police force which is now run by Agent Schufeldt.
Maguire gets romantically involved with the lady preacher, Annie. With
plenty of suspects I did not know who was the murderer until the final
few chapters. I will be looking out for more of Scoppettone's stories.
First of all, I read a lot of murder mysteries. It is my favorite genre to read. This one is a very good mystery with a series of murders occurring within a short span of time, starting right before the opening of the "season" at this summer resort area near NYC. Not only are the townsfolk worried about having a murderer in their midst, murder is bad for business. The Chief of Police isn't able to develop any relevant leads to solving the case and as the bodies pile up, he is given an investigator from the State Police, who seems to be more of a hindrance than a help. We also have a crime scene reporter who comes with baggage that makes it difficult for him to view a murder scene.
It's a good mystery. I must admit I was surprised at whodunit. There is a huge supporting cast of characters--way too big to keep track of. I kept having to back up to figure out who some of them were. I didn't like that. The author keeps interjecting newspaper clippings about the town 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago, etc. These were not necessary. The characters still talk about things that happened there in the past. She also hints at stuff about some of the principal characters but, takes seemingly forever to flesh out these folks. There is no explanation for the lack of evidence at all the crime scenes. How did the murderer get to and from the crime scenes? Who and how were the victims found? This info is glossed over and non-existent.
This book is also a romance, sort of. We have a lot of suspected affairs in a small town, of course. This book gives tantalizing hints about these. Then there's the "real" romance between our crime reporter (a widower) and the Unitarian minister (a widow). This relationship developed so quickly and without much cause. I'd rate it a half-hearted attempt at romance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story was fun and it did get me to stay to the very end to find out who did it (both my assumptions on who did it turned out to be wrong). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bruin926
good book total surprise ending like to be surprised . Will check more of this author . reminded me of cape cod islandsPublished 22 months ago by virginia
It's great to read another Scoppettone novel again! Keep 'em comin', Sandra!
this is well written and has a very good plot. I really enjoyed reading this book, it keep my interest during the whole book.Published on June 22, 2014 by Mary
I love to read mysteries and this book kept my interest all the way through. I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries.Published on May 6, 2014 by Dottie Benedetti
I hope the author has written more! This story had great twists and that quality that made you think you knew who the killer was...great!!Published on February 2, 2014 by kwk
Kept you wondering. I took a break from it but had to go back cause I wanted to know how it turned out.Published on September 14, 2013 by angela
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