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- Print Length: 210 pages
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- Publication Date: February 25, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018KLS9JE
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exposed (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Book three starts out with one of Kyle's nine year old twins, Chester, going missing and Ed adds criminal mastermind to his ever growing resume. Because, yes, everyone eventually figures out that Ed, Dougal's ex-con father, has kidnapped Chester to use as leverage to get Dougal to write the story of his revenge on his mother. Why this makes sense is anyone's guess. Chester has no connection to Dougal other than the fact that Dougal is waffling about getting into a long term relationship with the kid's Aunt Charlotte, who has custody now that Chester's father is in prison. Dougal doesn't even really like kids. It would have made more sense for Ed to kidnap Joelle, Dougal's half-sister, and her kid to hold for ransom instead of killing them off in book two when Dougal didn't even know who they were. But whatever, this is, apparently, a pattern for Ed.
So, to avoid sleeping on the couch for the rest of his natural life, Dougal agrees under duress to finally write a book about the librarian murders, which he had promised to do at the end of book one. We finally figure out the tragic backstory of Ed and the how and convoluted why of the librarian murders, told through Ed's own words. During the course of book three the second storyline from book one, the death and burial of Kyle's first wife, also gets resolved with the revelation of a tangentially related twist.
Since this series is actually a romance and not just a mystery, there are some hints at maybe HEA for the main characters. It appears, in the final analysis, that Ed could conceivably be portrayed as a tragic figure with maybe a couple of redeeming qualities if you squint at the facts just right, which frees Dougal to finally decide to maybe commit to Charlotte. Wade is as clueless as ever regarding Jamie, who is in the midst of an annulment from Kyle. Hello, she's about to be available again, now would be the time to make your move. Luckily, he has a smart and savvy office manager who may save him from a life of romantic idiocy. Jamie is the big shocker. She apparently had a personality transplant somewhere between book two and book three and when Kyle is absolved of the murder of his first wife and released from prison, instead of going back to him and the children she adores, she plans to embark on a world tour. Ever heard of marriage counseling?
There are also other instances, such as the accidental death Daisy Hammond and the strange behavior of a minor character, Amos. Again you wonder if the entire truth about Daisy's death is known and what Amos is hiding.
Warning - spoilers: I have a hard time believing a two-year-old would have enough strength to kill his mother. I mean, really???? Also, it turns out Amos's mysterious behavior was for a reason revealed in book one. My other complaint stems from an event in book two - the senseless killing of a young mother and her baby daughter for no apparent reason. It wasn't necessary to the story.
This is why I can't give this book higher than a three-star rating.