by Linda Ladd
Claire and her husband, Nick, have recently returned from their honeymoon. They’ve returned to spend Christmas at the Lake of the Ozarks, where the sheriff’s department is overrun with the flu. Claire and her partner, Bud, are private detectives, but they take a murder case to help out the sick sheriff. The murder was at the home of an aging rock star, whose home was on the town’s Christmas tour. The gruesome death appears to be done by a serial killer, who taunts Claire.
Since the story takes place at Christmas time, this seemed a good choice for a December read.
A quick read. The mystery part was interesting, but I wasn’t interested in Claire’s personal problems. The book was primarily told from Claire’s point of view, but there were some chapters from the killer’s viewpoint. I wanted to keep reading to see how it all came together in the end.
This was my first book to read in the Claire Morgan series. Even though this book is part of a series, I felt it was a good standalone read. I’m not in a hurry to read more of this series, but I might read others if I’m in the mood for an escapist crime mystery to read.
I won a Kindle version of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.