"A mystery that imparts hope"
The last few years have not been easy on Hannah Ives
ever since she was diagnosed with breast cancer and
underwent chemotherapy. Eight months ago her mother died
and Daddy became an alcoholic.
Just when she thinks things can not turn any worse, she
meets Daddy's new girlfriend at a family wedding, which
turns into a case of dislike at first sight. Her mom is
dead less than a year and her father is seeing a trailer
trash woman years younger than him, who has several buried
husbands to her name. The family attends a Christmas
party, but leave in embarrassment and disgust. The next
day, the girlfriend of Hannah's father is found dead and
good ole dad is missing. Led by Hannah, everyone searches
for Daddy feeling confident that he may be an old fool but
not a killing fool.
The heroine in this amateur sleuth novel is a
courageous role model that readers should emulate. The
mystery is filled with numerous exciting subplots that
seamlessly flow back to the strong story line, making for a
wonderful reading experience. Marcia Talley is a creative
author whose characters are a cross section of real people.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 3, 2001