Date: July 2003
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Notes: Review 2,
Muller has stepped away from her Sharon McCone series to bring us
this suspenseful and engaging mystery. Gwen Lindstrom, a.k.a. Ardis
Coleman, has wreaked havoc on many people's lives, but the ones
to take the biggest hits are Matthew Lindstrom and Carly McGuire.
was married to Matthew and, while their relationship could be volatile,
there was always love lurking underneath. One day, Matt came home
to find Gwen gone. He never thought that people would seriously
think that Gwen was murdered and that he did it.
But Gwen was gone, and his life was ruined by the suspicion that
surrounded her disappearance. He left his hometown and tried a couple
of new lives until he found one that fit him. Matt had settled into
his new life for quite a while when he received a phone call from
someone, telling him that Gwen is indeed alive. Matt finds Gwen,
where she is living under the name Ardis Coleman, an award-winning
reporter who is romantically involved with a woman, Carly McGuire.
is stunned, to say the least, but he still wants to be vindicated.
His plan to take pictures of Gwen, alive and well, are put on hold
when Gwen disappears yet again. Two past murders, a brand new one,
and a missing child cause Matt and Carly to team up to try and find
Gwen and to see if she is involved in this mess.
Wells is a good departure from Muller's series offering a nice
mixture of interesting characters and a complex mystery. Carly McGuire
is prickly but vulnerable with a great back story. I hope that Muller
will choose to do more with Carly in future books. It took me a
while to start liking Matt but once I did, there was no turning
back. Cyanide Wells will delight Muller fans,