When Kent Fisher interviews a young woman as a prospective new employee, he gets a bit of a surprise. But agreeing to help track down the woman’s mother, who abandoned her as a baby, he also sets in motion a series of dramatic events that could change his life forever. Aided by cop pal Ashley and with clues left by the mysterious Wyper, the Environmental Health Officer and part-time sleuth must deal with the murder of a close friend before he can begin to unravel the mystery surrounding someone who disappeared twenty years earlier. But can he discover who is behind the murders before the killer reaches their ultimate goal?
This is book #6 in the Kent Fisher Mystery series and it’s an absolute corker! Robert Crouch manages to create a delightfully complex plot with twists and turns galore and more suspects than you can shake a doggy snack at. The plot is his best yet and kept me enthralled from start to finish. With a writing style that includes witty one-liners and precise plotting, he weaves a mystery that can match any of our best thriller writers. Though I’m sure it can be read as a stand-alone, this book would be best tackled in sequence, as there are several references to the earlier novels.
A fast-paced, thrilling ride with more surprises than Cilla Black.