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I like murder mysteries even if they occurred 15 years ago. Blair came back home to be with her sister Celeste in her final days. She hated her home town for 2 reasons her racist uncle and murder of her best friend Molly 15 years ago. Just before her death, Celeste revealed a secret, which had caused an innocent man to be incarcerated. Shocked at the injustice done, Blair went about trying to get the wrong corrected and in the process, find Molly’s murderer.

My first book by Patricia MacDonald saw me cruising through my kindle at jet speed. The author’s writing caused me to be immensely curious about the circumstances and what people remembered even after 15 years. Blair was a good amateur sleuth along with an ex-cop turned PI Tom who tried to get to the truth.

A few niggles caught my eye, minor discrepancies in the subplots were present. But they didn’t really hamper the main investigation. Much better character development would have helped me connect to Blair more. I hope this series would continue so that I get to know more about them.

Overall, it was a gentle, fast read, just perfect for today when I am not well, and I needed something to distract my mind. It worked. On to my next book.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Black Thorn, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST & UNBIASED.

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Patricia MacDonald is an internationally-bestselling author of thrilling suspense. Her previous novels include Suspicious Origin, Stranger in the House, Not Guilty, and the Edgar Award-nominated The Unforgiven.

Fifteen years ago, Blair’s best friend Molly was murdered. Fifteen years ago, Adrian Jones went to prison for it. Fifteen years ago, the real killer got away with it.

And now, Blair’s terminally ill sister has made a devastating deathbed confession, which could prove that the wrong man has been imprisoned for years – and that Molly’s killer is still out there. Blair’s determined to find him, but the story behind Molly’s death is more twisted than she could imagine. If she isn’t careful, the killer will ensnare her and bury Blair with his secret.

Publication Date: 4th July 2019

Publisher: Black Thorn


29 Responses

  1. Great review, Shalini. Glad it helped you to feel better. Hope the rest of your week is fantastic and filled with exciting, suspenseful reads! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. This one sounds tasty. I hope you feel better soon, sending you virtual chicken soup and honey tea as well as sweet aloha to speed your recovery. XOXO

  3. Wonderful review Shalini. I used to read books by Patricia MacDonald, then it was like she stopped writing. So glad to see this book and that it is a well-written entertaining mystery/suspense. I will definitely have to check it out.

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