Cooper's eighth E.J. Pugh mystery (after Don't Drink the Water) is a two-pronged tale: one involving romance novelist E.J. at the Romance Writers Convention in Austin, where she is nominated for an award and a murderer lurks, and another at home in Black Cat Ridge, where someone is text messaging her 13-year-old adopted daughter claiming to be her long-dead brother. Plan to read this in one sitting, as you will not be able to put it down.
Jo Ann Vicarel