“You know that big smile you wear after you just finish a good book? The one that seems to cement the mood for the rest of the day? Well, that’s what I felt after reading Family is Murder.”
–Christine Warner, International bestselling author
If only there was someone to clean up this mess…
Sean and Sara McKinley put out an ad for a maid, never expecting Sara’s birth mother to apply. Or at least that’s who the woman is claiming to be. While Sean is suspicious of the woman’s true identity and her motives, Sara opens her heart to the woman. But when a dead body turns up soon after Sara’s supposed mother takes off without so much as a goodbye, they both must question the truth.
Could they have welcomed a killer into their home without even knowing it?
About the Author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
For more information and a FREE book offer, visit her website: www.carolynarnold.net/free
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though I hadn't read the other 4 books in the series, I in no way felt like I didn't know what was going on with Sean and Sara and their storyline. You can read this installment of the McKinley Mysteries series as a stand alone, but now that I've read it I want to read the books in the series too! This was a quick read, perfect for a busy person like me who generally doesn't have a lot of time. But, once I sat down and opened the first page I was drawn in to Carolyn's smooth writing, her interesting characters, and the nice pace of the story which included some well done twists and turns. Before I knew it I'd read the entire book. You know that big smile you wear after you just finish a good book? The one that seems to cement the mood for the rest of the day? Well, that's what I felt after reading Family is Murder. I can honestly tell you to grab a copy, you won't be disappointed. I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Another fun installment in this series! It was interesting to see Sara at her weakest, struggling with the issues of her adoption as a woman comes into her life claiming to be her birth mother. Sean was of course Sara's biggest supporter, but I enjoyed the moments where even their perfect marriage began to show some cracks. It made both characters feel more realistic as they struggle with doubts and hope over this new woman in their lives. Is she only after their money? Is she for real? Or is she something else entirely? I loved the ending as it was completely unexpected and yet made perfect sense! This is definitely another great read in this series and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.