2017, 261p, Clean Mystery/Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
Andi Buckner and her twin brother, Bolden, have had enough of the rough streets of Detroit. When they can no longer bear the drugs and abuse within their home, the twins make their escape: Bolden to the military, and Andy to wherever the wind takes her. With few belongings and no specific destination, Andi eventually finds herself across the table from a kind old man in a quaint café in Spring Hollow, Montana. Louis “Gramps” Granger, a retired cop, takes Andi under his wing. Andi soon finds a peace she’s never known as she roots herself in the small town, working at the café and living in a cabin on Gramp’s property. But her peace is short-lived. . . When an enemy from Gramp’s past murders the old man, Andi’s need to see justice served draws her into an investigation far beyond her own abilities. But hundreds of miles away, her twin brother senses her despair and heeds her silent plea for help. Andi is soon reunited with her brother as well as with Bolden’s friend, private investigator Mason Crowther. Together, the trio delves into a mystery and soon discovers that the murderer’s motive goes far deeper than any of them imagined. With the truth almost within reach, they find themselves directly in the path of a killer who will stop at nothing to finish what they’ve started. . . .
When Andi was sixteen years old, her home life became unbearable, due to the poor choices her mother was making. Her twin brother, Bolden, joined the marines. A few months later, Andi took off. She met a retired cop, Louis "Gramps" Granger, at a small cafe in Spring Hollow, Montana, and he encouraged her to stay there. Two and a half years later, he is murdered and Andi quickly learns that she is in danger, too. She needs the help of her twin brother, Bolden, and his friend, Mason, to track down the murderer before she becomes the next victim.
I've read quite a few of Clair Poulson's books and this is one of my favorites! Andi is easy to like and she can take care of herself, which comes in handy multiple times. She has a strong connection with her twin brother, Bolden, and he came to help her as soon as he learned what happened. His friend, Mason, was a steady presence and I felt like things would be okay when he was around. I especially loved Gramps! He took Andi under his wing and watched out for her, even in death. He had plenty of enemies because he helped put several men behind bars so there were several suspects for them to investigate.
I loved the pacing of this book! It didn't take long for me to read it because I became engrossed in it and couldn't put it down once I started. This book has mystery, suspense, family drama, and some romance. As far as content goes, there's some violence. There are also references to the LDS faith. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading clean mystery/suspense!
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