Losing David

Losing David

by Cheryl B. Dale


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In 1946, sixteen-year-old David Harmony should have inherited a fortune when his father died. Instead, he vanished at sea the same night.

In 1962, an elderly attorney hires an actor to pretend to be David. He claims the man about to receive the Harmony estate killed David.

The actor suspects the attorney isn't telling him everything but agrees to act as bait.

Then he falls for a woman who knows he's an imposter, who can reveal his identity to the one person she shouldn't.

The murderer.

In an era of clacking typewriters and rotary phones, gentlemen tip hats and ladies wear gloves. But evil still hides beneath the most refined exteriors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985391065
Publisher: Cheryl B. Dale
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cheryl B. Dale's first novel was TREACHEROUS BEAUTIES, a romantic suspense under the pseudonym Cheryl Emerson. It was published by Silhouette and made into a television movie.

Since then, she's written three more romantic mysteries, a paranormal romance, and two humorous mysteries based on her years in a Georgia tax commissioner's office.

LOSING DAVID is her first vintage mystery.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite When James Harmony dies in 1946, his son David should have inherited the family’s wealth. Instead, Theo Pack, his cousin, kills David and his younger brother Robert, by putting them on a boat and setting it ablaze on the open sea. Sixteen years later, just before the estate is to be settled, attorney Lawrence Wykerton, James’s good friend, sole trustee and guardian for his sons, carries out a mad scheme. He approaches an actor, Nick Downing, and asks him to impersonate David and flush out his killer. Losing David by Cheryl B. Dale is set in the 1960s. The likes of The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn are just some of the elements of the era mentioned in this mystery novel. I love the playlist of old songs included in the beginning of every chapter; it’s ingenious and creates an interesting atmosphere while immersing one in the story. Any readers who may have the songs in their possession, or at least know some of the songs, would have a great time reading while listening or playing the songs in their minds while reading. One of the best parts of the story is when David's childhood friend, Megan Mulrennon, unfortunately reveals her suspicions about Nick to Theo. It’s a highly suspenseful and edgy moment for me. Dale’s evocative narration, which easily evokes readers’ emotions, shines in a story that should effortlessly gain her more fans. Losing David is a great mystery read and would be a blast from the past for some readers. A commendable work from Dale.