What is the book about?
The story starts with the main character Kort returning to his hometown of Riddle after spending time in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Some people are happy to see him return, but most are not.
Is is a Series?
How easy is it to read?
Karen’s Magic Review
This was a very engrossing story with a bit of everything in it. The mystery of who killed Desiree, if it wasn’t our hero Kort, who was it? Why were people quick to accept that he was the killer? And why those who had doubts hadn’t spoken out?
Norma was there to welcome Kort home, but did she have an agenda? Why was the Police Chief Butch, also Desiree’s boyfriend, following Kort?
There were so many questions at the start of this book, and that’s what keeps you reading.
What I liked best
Little by little, the story begins to unfold and this is where the author cleverly draws in the readers. The town of Riddle is brought to life and I was able to build up a picture as the characters moved between the diner, the hotel, Kort’s mum’s house, The Timbers, where Kort worked, and the place where Grace lived. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Kort and his mum, how it had changed and the back story to his relationship with his her and his deceased dad. It didn’t turn out the way I expected and I liked it for that.
And the rest
Kort meets Grace, who is stuck in Riddle while her car is being fixed. Their relationship blossoms and wrapped in with the mystery there is a love story, too. There are also lot of interesting minor characters which are fully formed and they make the story come alive.
The twists and turns are gitty and kept me glued to the pages as I was eager to find out what happened next.
However, I did find myself hearing the author’s voice instead of the characters as several of them seemed to utter or think the same line – something doesn’t feel right.