Smith has returned to her childhood home in Laycock, Missouri
to recover from gallbladder surgery. Wait…that is her
cover story….she is recovering – but from a bullet
wound. Yes, she is a spy and no one in her hometown knows
it. She finds out that her best friend’s husband has
been killed. Actually, the police are calling it a murder
and suicide. Sheriff Boom Keyser was found with a lady in
a sleazy motel. Annalynn Keyser thinks her husband has been
set up. She wants her BFF Phoenix to help her prove it. The
police department told her to let it go, especially Chief
Deputy George Brendan.
and Annalynn check over Boom’s papers and find nothing
suspicious in his date book. But what happened to his cell
phone? Phoenix is going over Boom’s computer in his
office when she hears a phone ring. Strange since Annalynn
said there was no extension in the office. Phoenix finds a
hidden answering machine with several messages. She takes
the tape and puts in a blank one. The next night there is
a break in and only candlesticks are taken. Phoenix also knows
that several of the tapes for the answering machine were taken
Things to ponder: Who actually broke into the house? What
is on the tapes? Where did all Annalynn’s money go?
is one fast paced heart-pounding read. One of the best books
I have read in a long time. I loved how Phoenix learned to
cope and hide her injury. The plot will keep you guessing.
I hope we will be reading more about Phoenix Smith very soon.
So if you like your mystery with a little touch of Homeland,
then read this book.