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Posted April 23, 2012
Every one in this isolated village on the New England Coast has secrets–something to hide, a past they’d rather not talk about; even the good guys.
As always, Lindermuth brings to life an array of interesting characters, starting with Gavin Cutter, a cranky recluse who just wants to be left alone in his home by the coast to create his paintings and refinish antiques for his in-town lady friend, Maria Baltazar.
However, when a sailing ship washes up on shore with no one aboard except a German shepherd mix with a limp, who Cutter rescues and names Ketch, Gavin’s peace and quiet disappears. Unwittingly, Cutter, his visiting daughter Delia aka “Dee,” and a handsome young insurance investigator named T. J. Flood, who is looking into the circumstances of the wreck and the missing crewmen, stumble into a plot so devious that readers will be scratching their heads until the very end.
Who was the mysterious woman walking her dog on the beach the day the ship washed ashore? And why wasn’t she in any of the reports filed by the authorities? Why, all of a sudden, is Cutter’s house being broken into, and why are people involved with a company named Myers Dynamics so interested in their investigation?
As the mystery deepens and the bodies pile up, the author deftly leads the reader through the twists and turns of this entertaining story to its wild and wooly conclusion.
The Limping Dog by J. R. Lindermuth is highly recommended.