Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Scout and Cellar Wine


Rating: 5 out of 5.

The day after his birthday party, Molly finds her husband dead in his home office. This is not her first tragedy. As Detective Rita begins to unravel this mystery, Molly realizes that one of their friends is most definitely a murderer, and Molly is in trouble again.

This book gives us two strong female leads for the price of one, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

While Molly is not strong in the traditional sense, she is a survivor. She has a secret past, and I don’t want to give it away. Her story, however, is dealt with delicately and precisely. I think it was written for those of us who’ve been hurt, who want to learn how to move on. There was a scene in which she faces a man who once hurt her that nearly brought be to tears.

Rita, on the other had, is strong in every sense of the word. She’s a smart detective in her fifties who knows how to get the job done. I think this genre has a hard time allowing women to age and become anything other than a grandmother, but Rita is the perfect example of why that should not be a problem. She is the female Harry Bosch that I didn’t know I needed.

5/5 stars, easily.

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