Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers...
After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town's library.
Secrets stretch decades into the past...
Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John's father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.
Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered...
When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can't turn her back on the mystery-or her attraction to John.
As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John's involvement in her husband's accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears...
Has she fallen in love with her husband's killer?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise is a murder mystery. Alicia Fairmont has lost her husband, killed in a hit and run. She wants some answers though, answers about his past, and his family who had nothing to do with him. Alicia sets out on a journey to Cobble Cover in New York to try to find them and learn about her husband. She thinks she’ll only be there for a weekend, but she gets offered a job at the library and can’t turn it down. It’s the perfect opportunity to dig into the past, helped by newspaper publisher and novelist John McKinney. Through her investigations, she discovers that there is a link between her dead husband’s parents and a secret that John’s father has kept close to his chest for 60 years. Arson at her Long Island home, a diary, letters, and a recording made the day her husband was killed all deepen the mystery. Someone is trying to run Alicia out of town, but she can’t leave, especially when her suspicions fall on the one person she thought she could trust. A Stone’s Throw is Debbie De Louise’s first novel and is a fair attempt. It wasn’t one that grabbed me from the first page but it was a good story. The pace did pick up as I got into it and I found it actually enjoyable. I was expecting a bit more of a thriller type story, but that’s not what this is. It is a mixture of mystery, a little suspense, and some romance thrown in for good measure, and the actual writing is flawless. There are no dead ends that don’t lead anywhere, no red herrings that really don’t belong in the story, and it is all wrapped up quite nicely. The characters are very well developed and I am kind of hoping that there will be another book, taking the characters a little further. All in all, a good story, ideal for someone who likes the cozy style of murder mystery and wants a decent read that they can get into.