Surprisingly Delightful. Awarded four stars on Goodreads.
This is the first Erica Spindler book I’ve read but it won’t be my last. Because this is truly a well-crafted, suspenseful murder mystery that is full of surprises and will keep you eagerly turning every page.Miranda Rader is a 29 year old, well-respected police detective in the same small Louisiana town where she grew up as a troubled teen. The police chief is her mentor and her partner, Jake, is a hunk. So it looks like she’s got it made, right? But Miranda is haunted by a traumatic experience from her past, by estranged family members who never seemed to be there for her, and by her own inability to trust even those closest to her. When Miranda is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a much admired college professor, the son of the college president — she uncovers an increasing number of perplexing questions about the victim’s past, about hidden family secrets, and even about her own recollections of the past. I won’t write more to avoid spoiling the read — but this is a fast read, ideal for all mystery lovers everywhere.
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