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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Three Missing Days by Colleen Coble

There seems to be a number of books coming in series in the mystery genre and they all are good. This one is Number three in a Pelican Harbour series. The setting of these small towns always piques my interest. We do not have the camaraderie and knowing it all that small towns have and this aspect intrigues me. A house fire, two deaths. The house owner had previously called in a threatening phone call just prior to her death and the fireman who died in the blaze was just carrying out his duty and sadly died. Further investigations point out to arson and a deliberate attempt to kill the fireman by pretending there was a pet inside the house. The fireman was an avid dog lover. Jane Hardy has these two deaths to investigate and a further case which is getting colder by the minute. When her 15 year old son is innocently drawn in as a murder suspect for the third murder and when it is so closely connected to Jane's partner and her son's father, it looks like as if the scene and things are being manipulated to seek revenge on Jane and her immediate family. The story is a bit complicated - there are cults, and long standing unforgotten family disputes all leading to the present case. I enjoyed the writing, the setting and the characters. I also understood the parents anxiety and what they felt was a miscarriage of justice and how often it does happen and what does one do in those circumstances. Sent by Thomas Nelson Fiction for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

3 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I've been wanting to try this author. It does sound like a complicated story.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I like the sound of this complex mystery.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds a bit confusing for me and the cults do not seem like something I's want to read about right now.