In Logue's disturbing seventh mystery to feature Wisconsin deputy sheriff Claire Watkins (after 2007's Maiden Rock), Claire's live-in boyfriend, Rich Haggard, gets a frantic, middle-of-the-night call from an old friend, Chet Baldwin. Rich rushes to Chet's house to find Chet lying in bed next to the body of his wife, Anne, who's been shot in the forehead. When Claire arrives at the scene soon after, Chet gets up and drops the handgun he's been cradling. Rich resents the strictly official posture Claire adopts, and their relationship deteriorates further after Claire conceals the fact that Chet attempts suicide while in her custody. Meanwhile, Claire's protégé on the force, Amy Schroeder, looks into the murder of a stranger found floating in the Mississippi River, a case that, predictably, ends up connected with the Baldwin case. Readers who care more about intelligent depictions of passionate emotions than the details of police work will be most satisfied. (Dec.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Just as Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins (Maiden Rock) marshals her team to investigate the death of a naked man found in Lake Pepin, she is asked to probe a friend's murder. In her seventh series entry, Logue writes beautifully about rural Minnesota life while telling a good mystery. For fans of J.A. Jance and Margaret Maron.
Jo Ann Vicarel
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I just finished #7 of the Claire Watson mysteries. What a treat! They are all page-turners. While it would probably be best to read them in order, I started somewhere in the middle and it was no big deal. LLL
Really good book. Intersting plot. Not very long, though. as novels go. Perfect fast read for a lazy day. So far, this is one of Logue's best. Stephanie Clanahan