When Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife's unsolved murder.
The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.
Danny finds himself with a difficult choice-indict his prime suspect, the dead minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife's murder and the guilt that haunts him...
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With a dysfunctional family at the core, author Joylene Nowell Butler skillfully crafts a suspenseful murder mystery with teeth. Her characters are a diverse group, well-developed, likable, and easy for readers to relate to and understand. The varied emotions of the characters can easily be felt through the author’s rich descriptions. The setting adds depth to the story. With numerous twists and turns, the story moves along smoothly and at a good pace. The story opens with a bang and doesn’t let up until the shocking last page. Throughout the story the author deals with major issues such as verbal and physical abuse in families, racial elements, as well as grief and blame over the loss of a loved one. The tough issues mixed with police procedures and numerous light moments makes this a well-balanced read. Mâtowak Woman Who Cries pulls you in quickly and then you don’t want to let go until you know the real truth. The characters linger long after the story ends. A fascinating read that will stir your emotions. This is a follow-up to BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD, but can be read on its own. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author and publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.