Deena is a happily married former teacher who is now a reporter. When she gets invited to a fancy Christmas party she looks forward to some holiday cheer. Unfortunately, the hostess ends up dead, and her daughter suspects foul play. With the help of her family, Deena decides to investigate, and the reader is in for a well-crafted mystery.
Ms. Thomas does an excellent job bringing the reader into her characters' lives. She helps us experience the fears, sadness and joy of each person. Deena has reached middle age without losing her spirit of adventure or the love of a good man. I always appreciate main characters who support each other rather than spend time tearing each other down. She and hubby Gary are a good match. Her relationship with her brother, Russell, also plays an important role in this holiday mystery.
This is second in a series but first for me. I am thinking of reading the first book over the holidays.
Publisher - Cozy Stuff and Such, LLC
Date of Publication - August 12, 2015