Author: Helen Phifer
Series: Detective Morgan Brookes Book 6
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 321
Date of Publication: June 13, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
An old Victorian tradition proves to be the setting for Detective Morgan Brooke’s newest case. The murder scene is quite eerie, with two very specific things based on that tradition - the clocks have been stopped and all the mirrors have been covered. It’s quite natural to for Morgan to see that something is very wrong in the house where the murder took place, especially when another murder happens with the same setting. What is more is there something that was found in the first victim’s house that was used to kill the second victim.
Despite these similarities, the women seem to have no ties that would connect them to each other. However, it is clear that the killer has a path that they are traveling on and it is up to Morgan and her team to try to find whatever connection she can before the life of another victim is claimed. On a personal level, Morgan and her boss Ben Matthews have moved their relationship forward, as they are now living together.
Considering this is Morgan’s first case after a horrendously harrowing experience (Book 5, Find the Girl), her hands are certainly full. Furthermore, the team has a new boss, DI Marc Howard, and things are not going well. In fact, this intriguing book has more than a few surprises as well as clever misdirection. Ms. Phifer is certain to keep the reader’s attention in this captivating installment. There are some chapters that go back to 1989 peppered into this story, and that raises the level of intrigue in this exciting read. With excellent pacing, this tenth book in this thoroughly engaging series was easily a one-sitting read. One thing that makes this book so good is that with all the twists and turns it was impossible to figure out who the killer was.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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