Sarah Miller has made a life for herself in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri. When she was a child, her parents were murdered, and her sister’s investigation has led to her murder. As Sarah tries to welcome her niece into her home and solve her sister’s murder, she’s unsure who she should trust. The circumstances surrounding her sister’s death are similar to those surrounding her parents’ murders.
I didn’t love this book and I’m not sure why. I think it was a combination of several things. First of all, it was predictable. I knew who the murder was right away. The first person point of view only allowed character development for Sarah. I would have loved to read more about Paul and his thoughts. And Paul was another issue I had with the book. There wasn’t a whole lot of development of the romance between Sarah and the Sheriff’s deputy who wanted to help her solve the case. It’s like they flirted, acknowledged their interest, and Sarah was all of the sudden in love with the guy. All of that said, the book was an easy and fast read. It was a nice change of pace from the historical romance I finished before this one.
***Bethany House Publishers provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.