Twisted Reason (Lucinda Pierce Series #4)by Diane Fanning
A new mystery for Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce - When a missing elderly man shows up dead on his son’s front porch, Homicide Detective Lucinda Pierce isn’t certain if she’s investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she’s ever encountered. But when the investigation brings Lucinda into contact with the adult
A new mystery for Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce - When a missing elderly man shows up dead on his son’s front porch, Homicide Detective Lucinda Pierce isn’t certain if she’s investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she’s ever encountered. But when the investigation brings Lucinda into contact with the adult children of missing persons with dementia, resurrecting the trauma of the death of her own parents, Lucinda begins to question her own motivation for continuing to search for answers when there are no definitive indications of homicide . . .
What's happening to all the senior citizens who are demented, missing and feared dead?
A lifeless old man is found on his son's porch. Because the cause of death is unknown, Jumbo Butler, from the Missing Persons section, calls on homicide investigator Lucinda Pierce for help. It turns out that more than one elderly person suffering from dementia has recently disappeared. Ordinarily such cases are quickly resolved by the discovery of either the person wandering nearby or a corpse. But this time the people in question have simply vanished. When the bodies of two of the elders are found in a pond, Lucinda can't forget the case even though there's no evidence of foul play. Perhaps the trauma of losing her own parents keeps her stubbornly investigating and learning more about the pain of the children whose parents now live in a twilight world. Lucinda's investigations point to a relative of one of the elderly who believes dementia is all part of a conspiracy. Could he have something to do with all the disappearances?
As usual, Fanning (Mistaken Identity, 2010, etc.)poses Lucinda a quirky mystery, this timeproviding a thoughtful look at the stress of those caring for loved ones with dementia.
Meet the Author
Diane Fanning is the co-editor of "Red Boots & Attitude" and the author of "The Windwalkers," Her stories and essays have been published in the "Baltimore Sun" and other periodicals. She is the Executive Director of Another Way Texas Shares, a non-profit federation. Fanning lives in New Braunfels, Texas with her husband, cat, and dog.
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