Overview: Liza Matchett has just had a shock. Her mother, who she hasn’t seen since she left high school, has been sent to the hospital. Now, while cleaning the family home, Liza has found a windfall in horded wealth. After receiving a cryptic warning at her mother’s funeral, and a not so cryptic attack to her homes, she’s racing across the country, hoping to find sanctuary with her brother. Of course, Bisbee, where Guy lives, has it’s own problems with a missing man with severe mental disabilities.
Story Telling: This is a suspense novel with a slight mystery bent. It is also part of a series.
Dislikes: While I was disturbed by the Nolan family, it was the fact that the boy, Lucas, likes violent video games. Many people do, but very few of them act out any violent fantasies.
Guy Matchett didn’t seem to have much empathy or sympathy for his sister. I understand that he hated his step-mother, but his sister needed him.
Likes: The whole Underground Railroad that helped Liza was wonderful. They were aware of the nastiness of humanity at its worse, and were still willing to do what was right.
Joanne did try to succeed with the difficult situation that keeps her job from over running her family life. This seems to be something many first responders struggle with.
Favorite Character: It’s Candy Small. When you know the danger someone else is in, and still help, it shows great strength in character.
Favorite Scene: That would be Joanne’s reaction to her daughter’s great honor at the rodeo. It’s great when you see a parent proud of his/her child.
Conclusion: This is more of a thriller than a mystery novel. Keep that in mind, as well as the fact that you can start this series in the middle, like I did, without losing who is who. Enjoy the journey, as this is the more important part of the style.