Sullivan, retired police chief from Edina, Minnesota, now
resides in New Mexico where she enjoys painting, the scenery,
and living in an art community. She gets a call from home,
informing her that her best friend, Nathan Walker, has disappeared.
Because she knows Nathan to be as solid as a rock, she flies
back to Minnesota immediately to help his staff search for
isn’t as simple as Nathan’s disappearance, however.
This becomes obvious when there are two dead bodies discovered,
one prior to the vanishing, and one after. Katherine along
with Nathan’s team of security experts work diligently
to try to find out what is going on under the surface. Whether
they will be able to unravel the clues in time to save Nathan
or not makes this a compelling read.
myself immersed in this book from the very first chapter.
Katherine Sullivan is a protagonist who is mature, smart and
loving. She has been through a lot, including the loss of
her police officer husband, who was, in fact, Nathan Walker’s
partner. She’s a mom and a grandmother, and revels in
her newfound identity as an artist. She has the ability to
utilize her career police investigative skills while employing
her compassion and innate kindness. Each of the other characters
in the book is well written and fleshed out enough that I
was able to picture them and even imagine the sound of their
get enough of this book and didn’t want it to end. Emily
Barnes is an author who is new to me, and I intend to find
and read her first book, “The Fine Art of Murder,”
which is the debut book in this series. I think if there are
enough books in this series, it would one day make a fine
recommend this book as a mystery for anyone who likes a sharp-minded
sleuth, a well-plotted mystery, diverse characters and a no-nonsense
approach to crime solving. This would be a great book club
read. Suggest this one to your book club and you’ll
be met with enthusiasm!