A. H. Gabhart
This book starts with a bang and moves quickly from there! The cast of characters is fascinating (and well representative of any small town), and the story line is full of twists and turns. There is a bit of something for most everyone - a little romance, a lot of intrigue, and a lot of real life frustrations as the very small police force struggles to find a killer in a town that is known for it's calm (aka boring) life.
As in her other books, Gabhart does a great job of creating some characters with great depth and others who add a little fun to the book to keep it interesting. The story line draws you in, and I found myself creating hypotheses about the murder just like the townspeople! I'm glad to see this is the first in a new series -- I'm anxious to see what happens next.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Welcome to Hidden Springs
Michael Keane's stressful days as a Columbus police officer are done. He's ready to relax into his new position as deputy sheriff in his sleepy hometown. Nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky--and that's just fine with Michael.
Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. As Michael works to solve the case, it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs.
Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep you guessing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The best way to get to know more about Ann Gabhart is on her website -- HERE. She has written more than 25 books, and I've enjoyed each one I've read! She has written fascinating books about the Shakers, some books set in the WWII era, and a ton of books for teens. She lives and writes from a farm in Kentucky.