"Quintessential "every woman" mystery"
Marti Macallister and her partner Matthew "Vik"
Sessenovik are homicide detectives in the greater Chicago
area. Due to a rare lull in active investigations, Marti
and Vik decide to check into a recently found defrosting
arm and three other arms in the freezer of the morgue.
During a forensic examination, they determine the age and
sex and that at least two people were somehow involved in
the seventies art world. The remaining arms are more
recent which adds to the puzzle that the cops are making
slow progress on solving.
While Marti is involved with her family and job, her
friend Sharon, whose daughter Lisa is living with Marti,
becomes involved with De Vonte Luthell. He gives her a
whirlwind courtship and insists they marry. After the
ceremony they go to De Vonte's special place in the Bahamas
where he has a special surprise for Sharon and Lisa.
Marti, whose case is breaking wide open, has a bad feeling
about De Vonte and rushes down to Freeport in the hope that
she can prevent Lisa and Sharon from getting hurt.
Anyone who wants to witness a quintessential "every
woman" novel just has to read a Marti Macallister mystery.
She balances her family and job with expert aplomb (with a
little help from momma) and she is there when her friends
need her. The mystery itself is fascinating because
readers get to see a whole case made out of one semi frozen
arm. Although readers will despise some of Sharon's
choices they will understand why she made them and feel
empathy towards her. It would be a shame for mystery fans
to pass up such an excellent choice as Whispers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 8, 2001