PLOT OR PREMISE
Beaumont’s case with a up-and-coming ambitious partner focuses on a woman working at the local school board office who winds up dead — semi-clothed in a closet with a clergyman-turned-security guard and the hints of an affair.
WHAT I LIKED
The school board politics and the politics around the police station office are first-rate, and it is nice to see a positive side to the journalist character who constantly hounds J.P. A large cast of characters helps keep the story interesting.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The sub-plot is a bit obvious and while the cast of characters is good, it leaves a bit of a feel of happenstance rather than expert detecting.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
Solid but not quite awesome.
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
- Year of Release: 1991
- Publisher: Avon
- ISBN/ASIN: 978-0380758364
- Series: Beaumont (#9)
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