Fields is running for mayor of Taylorsford, Virginia. Sunny
is well liked around town and works at Taylorsford Public
Library with her best friend, Amy Webber. Amy is the library
director. With Sunny running an election campaign and Amy
planning her wedding, the ladies are busy bees.
Sunny’s grandparents run an organic farm in town on
the same ground where they ran a commune in the 1960’s.
The county is dredging a creek along the property, and the
digging unearths a skeleton. Forensic examination proves the
skeleton to be that of Jeremy Adams, who lived at the commune
for some time and later disappeared.
Amy resolves to get to the truth and clear the good names
of Sunny’s family, but the situation gets murkier and
murkier as more former hippies are murdered. With more people
dying, this goes from a cold case to a front-burner investigation,
and if Amy isn’t careful, she could be the killer’s
One of the things I like the most about this series is how
the past and the present and intertwined. Doors to the past
are opened, and skeletons come falling out. As a library director,
Amy has well-honed investigative skills, and I enjoy reading
about how she uses them. The variety of characters and their
interactions with each other in a small-town setting are interesting,
and the murder mystery is both well plotted and clever enough
to keep the most seasoned of mystery readers guessing.
Bound for Murder is an excellent addition to a top-notch series,
and I already can’t wait for the next book.
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