As they go to
check on the building, they discover the crumpled body of
Virginia Frisbie, the banker who was facilitating the sale
of the property. She was at the bottom of the stairs and it
quickly becomes evident she was murdered! Grace, having a
knack for solving murders, resolves to uncover the truth so
that Bruce and Scott’s plans don’t fall victim
to the shadow of an unsolved murder.
To make matters
worse, Grace’s unstable and criminally inclined sister,
Liza, is being released from prison early, and she plans to
come and stake her own claim to Bennett Marshfield’s
fortune. Grace, of course, vows to spare Bennett from any
of her sister’s demands, but things get worse when Aunt
Belinda, who has agreed to help Liza get settled, arrives
early and in cahoots with Liza.
As usual, Grace
is competent and a fast thinker. Yet as she juggles investigating
the murder, dealing with her sister and aunt, she finds herself
unable to figure out her own love life. Will Dr. Joe Bradley
ever open up to her, or should she get involved with handsome
banker Neal Davenport?
This is a well-paced
and carefully plotted mystery that hits all the points of
a true cozy while not being in the least bit predictable.
I’ve enjoyed every book in this series, and this latest
entry did not disappoint.
A first- rate
read, I highly recommend Grace to the Finish to cozy
lovers everywhere. You do not need to have read any other
books in the series to enjoy this one, but they are all excellent
and I am happy that I read them in order. Treat yourself to
all eight this summer!