Friday, September 25, 2009
Aurora is back and is finally getting married. She hasn't known her prospective husband for very long and there are a lot of secrets she doesn't yet know about him. Still, she is in love and is willing to do what she can to make it work. As a wedding present he buys her the Julius House to keep her mystery solving hobby alive. The house is shrouded in mystery as one morning the families grandmother who was living above the garage came over to make breakfast for the father, mother and teenage daughter. They were missing but with their car in the garage and nothing stolen from the house. No bodies were ever found and it was a mystery to the police and local experts.
Roe quickly starts to decorate to her tastes and when her husbands friends arrive to live in the garage apartment, she enlists the help of Angel to help her measure the house looking for any clue as to what happened to the houses previous owners. It seems though that the house isn't her only problem when her new husbands past starts to catch up with them. Roe becomes the target of an axe man and it looks like if her husbands business associates won't kill her maybe the house will...
I really enjoyed this novel. It spent quite a lot of time with Roe and her personal life, but unlike the second book in the series A Bone to Pick, it didn't neglect the mystery aspects. There were lots of twists and turns, some of which could be predicted but others came from left field in the way of the best mysteries. I like Roe as a central character still and am interested to see what she gets up to next, both in her personal life and her mystery solving capacity.