Kathy Spence awakens in the middle of the night and finds herself in a living nightmare. Her husband has been run down and she is the primary suspect. With an eyewitness to the crime and proof that her car was the murder weapon, it appears to be an open and shut case. Terrified for her future, Kathy turns to amateur sleuth Anne Marshall for help. Believing in Kathy s innocence, Anne launches her own investigation, uncovering proof of a conspiracy that reaches from Kathy s past and threatens her own life. In a race against time, Anne must count on her close friends and even the ghost of her father to help her bring a killer to justice before it s too late.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kathy is a former school teacher who because of her past has a tendency to drink too much. Her loving husband Elliott is run down, with her car and by a woman matching her description. Kathy is the only suspect the police have so her friend turns to Anne for help. Anne is a law student who in the past has helped the police catch a criminal with the help of her deceased father's ghost. Anne puts herself in harm's way to find the truth and make sure the wrong person doesn't go to jail.
I thought I had the book figured out from the beginning but it turned out that I was wrong! I started reading this book and didn't want to put it down until I finished it. The obvious love between Kathy and Elliott is very touching. Anne is a wonderful character, she is so adventuresome, stubborn and loyal that you root for her and worry about her as you read! The fact that Anne is a law student is amusing to me since she breaks laws to solve the crimes but it is also very fitting. I like how her friends warn her and try to disuade her from sticking her nose in the case but then are ready to help as soon as she asks. The paranormal twist to the book with her father's ghost helping her solve the crime is a wonderful addition and well written.
I rate this book a 4/5. It is a good, suspenseful read!
Disclosure: Thank you to The Cadence Group for the review copy! I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.