Monday, May 03, 2010
Roe returns for another mystery. This time it concerns a family member. Out of the blue her husband Martin's niece turns up with a baby she says is hers but without her new husband. When Roe and Martin return from their friends house they find Craig (the husband) murdered on the steps with a hatchet in his head, Regina gone and the baby hidden under the bed.
Roe cannot have her own children so looking after Regina's baby is only a painful experience for her. In the house they find Craig's friend Rory and discover that the two boys have always been in and out of trouble with the police. There are lots of inconsistencies in his story so Roe, Martin and the baby travel to Rory's hometown to find the truth. Is Regina really the babies mother? Where has she gone? Did she murder Craig or is something else entirely going on...
This was a really fun edition to the series. The ending was so sad though and I can't wait to read the next in the series to see how Roe deals with the fallout. One thing I am enjoying about this series is the character development. The secondary characters are always well developed and recur often at unexpected moments.