A Justified Murder

A Justified Murder

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New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux continues her breakout Medlar Mystery series with a twisted tale of guilt and revenge...

The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous--until Janet Beeson is murdered.

When Janet's body is discovered, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town's kindest, most helpful residents.

Sara, Kate and Jack are determined to leave this case to the professionals. But they are soon bombarded by townspeople eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they'll lend their skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined...
Publisher: Toronto : Mira, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780778308294
Branch Call Number: FIC DEVER
Characteristics: 330 pages


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Jun 22, 2019

2019; Mira/HarperCollins Canada
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Sarah (writer), Kate (real estate agent) and Jack (house contractor) have refused to get involved in another murder case. But when you live in a small town what you want to do may not be your choice. People, afraid of being accused, start showing up in the middle of the night asking the trio to clear their name. Soon their curiosity and fate has them in the thick of past secrets. This is a perfect light (contemporary) mystery/romance read. I listened to this one on audio and enjoyed the narrator.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

May 29, 2019

I really liked the first in this series (A Willing Murder), so I would try any third, but would the skim blurb carefully before starting it. This one was a very uncomfortable read. Too many really evil actions involved in the plot. I would not recommend it, especially if it would be read before bed.

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