New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences…
Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she'd admired as a child. It's much too big for her alone, but she'd die before letting anyone in town know that.
Then Sara's niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan—a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she'll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara's home, she finds she's not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it's impossible to deny his good looks and charm—he's clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger—she's also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does.
However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan's murky past to unravel the small town's dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.
Man, this was a really fantastic book! I've enjoyed Jude Deveraux books before, but that was a few years ago, and with a family cast of characters-and this was a new cast. So I was a bit hesitant, but it sounded good, and I'm glad that I read it-this book was such a great book!
I really enjoyed getting to know these characters! Sara who was from the wrong side of the tracks, but came home very wealthy. Kate, who was getting away from her restrictive family. Jack, hardworking and trying hard not to be his dad. I loved their relationships with each other!
The mystery was sad and very personal. I loved the various investigative trails that these 3 followed, they had different resources than the police, and they were very creative! I really enjoyed the scenes set in the past that were recalled along the way of this investigation!
The ending was just so satisfying! When he was spilling out his poison, it's like, dude, you lost, and more importantly that than, you did something so awful besides the whole murder thing, that you don't have the high ground!
This book was just fanatic, I loved reading it, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Jude Deveraux
Series: Medlar Mystery #1
Read: October 10th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: MIRA Books
Published: September 18th 2018