The nasty senior
vice president of the Lighthouse Cove Bank and Trust has it
in for just about everyone he encounters, and he and Jack
have a loud altercation on the job site. When banker Peter
Potter is murdered in the room Jack was working on, and worse
yet, Jack’s new ax is the murder weapon, Shannon’s
dad becomes the number one suspect. Shannon discovered the
body, and it isn’t the first time this has happened
to her. Having once been a murder suspect herself, and worrying
about her dad’s health (he’s already had one heart
attack), leads to Shannon decide to unmask the real killer
before her father is arrested.
To further complicate
Shannon’s life, the man she has fallen for has been
away and out of contact for forty-two days. She’s heartbroken
and confused and not in the Christmas spirit at all. Then,
someone abandons a newborn baby in her truck and she feels
that perhaps someone is out to destroy her family by framing
her father for murder and setting her up as a kidnapper! How
in the world is Shannon going to untangle this mess?
Author Kate Carlisle
has nailed it again with another well-written mystery that
is current, seasonal and hits all the marks of a true cozy.
I love that Shannon is a strong woman, working as a leader
in what is typically a male- dominated industry. She has a
strong support system of friends and is a mentor to young
women. Shannon’s got a heart of gold and shows it with
her love for her father, her friends and her cat, Tiger, and
expect the outcome of several threads in the book, including
who the murderer was and why, and the resolution of the mystery
of the baby girl, Angel. This is a perfect winter read and
would make a great Christmas gift for the mystery lover in
your life. Ho-Ho-Ho- enjoy!!