The first case that we are introduced to is forty years old, and she takes it on as a favor to her friend. County Sheriff Jenny Almond has just buried her dad, Buzz. She knows that retired sheriff Buzz was never satisfied with the finding of suicide in the death of Kimi Kanasket in 1976. He was a deputy sheriff at the time and was told to stop his investigation. Jenny asks Tracy to investigate, and we soon see why the investigation was halted. Four former high school football stars may be involved.
The present case she is working on involves the daughter, Angela Collins and grandson, Connor, of a top defense attorney, Atticus Berkshire. When Tim Collins is shot, both Angela and Connor confess to the crime. Since Angela and Tim were in the midst of a divorce, things quickly get very complicated.
Dugoni does do a good job with characterization, and his setting is interesting and clearly portrayed. I wasn't a fan of the first in this series, and I did enjoy this one quite a bit more, but for some reason it felt a bit slow in parts. That being said, it did make me want to see how it wrapped up, and I will be much more likely to buy the next in her series. I do wish he would bring back his David Sloane character though. That series was one that I always anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed.
Publisher - Thomas and Mercer
Date of Publication - May 17, 2016