Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Relentless Pursuit-Kathy Herman

Relentless Pursuit

Kathy Herman

David C. Cook, May 1 2012, $14.99

ISBN: 9780781403429

Sax Henry fled his family home to escape his abusive father when he was seventeen years old. He married three times but though his wives were kind they each told him he had to face the guilt that he left behind his mom and sis to deal with the patriarch. Finally, almost three decades later, knowing his mom is dead he has begun to search for the little girl in the photo he has always carried with him. Clues lead him to Les Barbes, Louisiana where he must persuade Adele Woodmore to help him locate his Shelby as his sister once worked for her.

At the same time, people are hospitalized at Hargrove Medical Center due to cyanide poisoning; a four years old child and the parents of Chance Durand are dead. Saint Catherine Parish Sheriff Jude Prejean learns the source is tampered bottled water sold at Marcotte’s market food bar.

The third Secrets of Roux River Bayou (see Dangerous Mercy and False Pretenses) continues to follow the stories of residents through the two prime subplots. The poisoning impacts everyone as the sheriff and police chief investigate, Zoe B’s Cajun Eatery struggles with the impact and the funeral of the toddler attended by many locals and readers. The Sax segue is a warm tale of redemption and forgiveness as he seeks internal peace. Kathy Herman provides a strong, plausible (everyone will check the bottom of their plastics) and exciting inspirational thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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