suspenseful crime and thriller novel and the first in the Rosehill Mystery
Series created by Pamela Grandstaff.
peace and quiet of the pretty, little town of Rose Hill is disturbed when the
murdered body of their most obnoxious citizen, Theo Eldridge, is found in the
veterinary clinic. Upon investigation of the case, Police Chief Scott Gordon
finds that there are too many people with scores to settle with Theo, and
though his murder in not altogether unwelcome, it is, somehow, a relief. As the
investigation progresses, the number of possible suspects rises up. Moreover,
Scott realizes that his beloved Rose Hill is not as quiet and as pretty as it
is an exciting crime and thriller novel. It features multiple subjects
including murder, blackmail, friendship, kinship, and illicit relationship,
among others. By portraying the victim as a totally despicable and dishonorable
person, the author elicits mixed emotions from the readers: extreme dislike, if
not hate, for Theo; sympathy for Chief Gordon, empathy for particular
characters like Ava, Sean, and Enid, and overall excitement for the case to be
the premise is far from unique, the glimpse in the life and personality of each
character is enough to keep the readers interested. Character development is
well-done and complete with realistic manner of speaking and choice of
vocabulary. Finally, though I find the ending a bit anticlimactic, it opens
doors for possibilities and more promising books in the series.
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such a great book. For more books by the author, click HERE.