New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux continues her breakout Medlar Mystery series with a twisted tale of guilt and revenge…
The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous—until Janet Beeson is murdered.
When Janet's body is discovered, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town's kindest, most helpful residents.
Sara, Kate and Jack are determined to leave this case to the professionals. But they are soon bombarded by townspeople eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they'll lend their skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined…
Yeah, another mystery for these characters to investigate, though they're pretty reluctant to do so! What with the shocking way the body was attacked, all those different possibilities of causes of death, yeah, if it wasn't death it would be funny. Jack flirts a lot with Kate which she resists, and we learn a bit more about Kate's dad. Which isn't pleasant information! There was a lot going on!
We have a few more POV's than we did in the first book. We got to go to the past, and at first, I wasn't sure how it connected to the present. And then we learned more about these characters, and it made sense!
Sara empathized with a fellow writer who had died. Someone who was a lot like her, who was all alone, and didn't seem to have made much of an impact on the community that she lived in, when she died, people didn't really seem to care.
That ending was just awesome! It wasn't a violent one, despite the violence that happened during the book, which was less than the first one. And it's a quiet satisfaction, not a blaze of glory. And I'm not quite sure what happened, just the broad strokes. But it was a fantastic ending!
Loved reading this book, and I would love more books in this series!
Author: Jude Deveraux
Series: Medlar Mystery #2
Read: November 30th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Expected Publication: February 26th 2019