Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In Close-Brenda Novak

In Close


Brenda Novak

Mira, Oct 25 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780778312666



In Pineview, Montana fifteen years ago, Alana O'Toole vanished without a trace. The disappearance was never solved as the case went cold. One of Alana’s two daughters Claire suffered another loss last year when her husband David began an inquiry into what happened to his mother-in-law only to die in an accident.



With a need to know and to pay homage to David, Claire begins an investigation into her mom’s disappearance. Her former boyfriend Isaac Morgan offers to help her though he thinks her probe is a waste of time; he still loves her and feels bad with how their relationship ended badly. However, he becomes fully engaged when he finds evidence that David did not die in an accident; making him think the man found something that required his silence. Someone they know may have killed her mom and murdered her spouse.



This is a terrific small-town amateur sleuth in which the romantic subplot enhances the prime story line of someone apparently silencing those getting close to the truth. Like the lead female, readers wonder if the culprit is a family member as her paralyzed sister and her step parents want her to drop her obsession. As the killer has to be In Close to Claire with Pineview being a tiny town, fans will relish this tense psychological thriller in which an unknown predator kills anyone who learns the truth.



Harriet Klausner

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

I finished it last night and enjoyed it for the most part.

http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/06/book-in-close-2011-brenda-novak.html