Reverend Jimmy Aldridge spends his days protesting in front of a women's clinic. It is there that he is shot dead one day, and though the list of suspects is long (and interesting), all eyes turn to the clinic's doctor, Stephen Nicoletti. The sheriff convinces Darla to come back and work on the case. I had trouble dealing with her Elvis impersonating partner but admit he added to the story.
Although there is nothing startling about the storyline, Gusick handles it well. He makes the reader want to find out more about each character while shining a light on an uncomfortably controversial topic. I really enjoyed how well he portrayed the southern culture without focusing on stereotypical characterization.
I am hoping Gusick is working on a second book with these characters and recommend this one as a great first in a series.
Publisher - Alibi
Date of Publication - November 18, 2013