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Finally A Lake Alamo Mystery for adults!
I have been waiting for this book since I first started reading this series. Although I do enjoy reading a good children’s book, when I know the author is planning to age the characters to around my age – I get excited and can’t wait to see what has become of them.
I’ve read (and talked to you) about the Van Duren sisters who first appeared in A Stranger Comes to Town, A Lake Alamo Mystery 1967 and then again in The Hidden Relic, A Lake Alamo Mystery 1973. Somehow I missed the third book in the series, A Shadow Falls, A Lake Alamo Mystery 1992. Now the year is 2012 and the girls are all grown up and dealing with something that hasn’t occurred in Lake Alamo for 20 years. When you live in a town similar to Mayberry you don’t expect it to suddenly turn into an episode of Murder She Wrote. Is there a serial killer on the loose in Texas….and how will the girls be involved?
Haylie nodded and looked at the girl. She was stiff, and her normally serious face was permanently stuck in a look of terror. It scared her. And though Haylie had been to murder scenes before, as a Texas Ranger. But it had been years and she forgot how overwhelming the smell could be.
Haylie couldn’t imagine losing a child. Not for the first time in her career, Haylie felt like breaking down and crying. She knew that it could’ve just as easily happened to her children. But she couldn’t imagine it. It hurt too much.
It seems like a great day for a family picnic when Haylie, the sheriff, gets a call that changes everything. Lake Alamo, a town that hasn’t seen a murder since in twenty years (to the day) is suddenly shaken by the news that one of their own has been found dead in her home. Though she’s on vacation, Haylie leaves to start investigating, though it only seems to lead to dead ends.
Feeling it’s their duty to help their sister and save the town they love, Rachel and Kayla chip in to bring the murderer to justice. The sisters have to work together to find the killer, someone who has been living right under their noses the whole time, and they have to do it before it’s too late.
124 pages (paperback)
This was an excellent mystery. It was creepy and kept you wondering but wasn’t at all graphic. I like to be spooked but gore just doesn’t do it for me. I much prefer this style of writing. It’s a small book, only 124 pages, and I read through it very fast. To show you just how fast – I got the book yesterday and was done with reading it last night. It was that good!
The Ice Box Killer can be purchased on Amazon for only $9.34 and is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping with a qualifying order of $25. It can also be purchased directly from the publisher on their website. And just like all the books in this series, when you purchase the paperback a portion of the proceeds go to charity. This books proceeds will go to Boys Town and Samaritan’s Purse.
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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book free for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were in no way influenced.
Lesley is a mom of two kids – one girl and one boy. She’s married to her first and only love, Robby. Author of Life with Lesley. Her blog has a little bit of everything – life, love, parenting, along with product reviews and giveaways. Lesley is a mom of two kids – one girl and one boy. She’s married to her first and only love, Robby. Author of Life with Lesley. Her blog has a little bit of everything – life, love, parenting, along with product reviews and giveaways.
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