“Final Settlement” by Vicki Doudera
Blizzards, below zero weather, murder, Darby Farr, romance, a wedding, murder, snow, ice, murder, Tina Ames, mayhem: are all part of the Final Settlement in Hurricane Harbor, Maine. Did I mention murder?
Having run away years ago from the island to
Darby comes back for her friend Tina’s wedding. But flowers and good cheer
aren’t the only things Darby has to contend with. Because Darby knew (slightly)
a murder victim from the island, Chief Dupont asks for her help. She gets
entangled in the mystery, resolved to find out who killed quiet, mousy Lorraine
Delvecchio and why. The more Darby investigates the more trouble she gets in.
The more she learns of the reason for San Diego, California ’s
death, the more she is intrigued. So much so that she gets too close to the
truth and someone wants her dead and will do anything to accomplish that goal. Lorraine
Suspects and suspense aplenty make for an entertaining, light-hearted mystery that is a great read for a cold night in front of a fireplace. Be sure to turn the heat up high because this novel will bring chills.