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May 28, 2013


TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY                            4.5 STARS
by Stacy Juba


Should we dig for the truth when Pandora’s Box is a coffin of buried secrets? Kris Langley has always been obsessed with murder. She blames herself for the violent death of her cousin when they were kids and has let guilt invade every corner of her existence. Now an editorial assistant and obit writer, Kris stumbles across an unsolved murder while compiling “25 Years Ago Today” items from the microfilm. Determined to solve the case and atone for the death of her cousin, Kris immerses herself in the mystery of what happened to Diana Ferguson, a talented artist who expressed herself through haunting paintings of Greek mythology.

Not only does Kris face resistance from her family and her managing editor, she also clashes with Diana’s suspicious nephew, Eric Soares – until neither she nor Eric can deny the chemistry flaring between them. She soon learns that old news never leaves the morgue and that yesterday’s headline is tomorrow’s danger, for finding out the truth about that night twenty-five years ago may shatter Kris’s present, costing her love, her career, and ultimately, her life.

I was never quite sure where the mystery was going. But that's good because it keeps you wanting to read the book.  I did a lot of  wondering about the mystery.

Kris Langley worked the night shift writing obits, weddings, etc.  She came upon a 25 year old murder.  Kris wanted to help the family so she investigates.  Did she find anything new after twenty five years?  Kris feels close to this since her cousin was murdered when Kris was younger.  They caught the killer.  She wants to make everyone feel better so she was determined to find Diana's killer.  She thought it would make a difference.  there was a long line of suspects and they knew someone had been stalking Diana.  This is a great murder mystery.  You'll find yourself caring for the family just as though you were part of it.  I'd recommend this book to anyone.  It is well written, the characters are well defined and the plot keeps you turning the pages.  So grab up a copy and curl up on the sofa and help find Diana's killer.

I would give this book 4.5 Stars.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Smashwords on behalf of the author, Stacy Juba, for an unbiased review.


Stacy Juba has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag: she pursues whatever story ideas won’t leave her alone. Stacy’s titles include the adult mystery novels Sink or Swim and Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, the children’s picture books The Flag Keeper and the Teddy Bear Town Children’s E-Book Bundle (Three Complete Picture Books), and the young adult novels Face-Off and Dark Before Dawn. She is also the editor of the essay anthology 25 Years in the Rear view Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back. She is a former journalist with more than a dozen writing awards to her credit.

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