DEATH IN THE ABSTRACT
A Katherine Sullivan Mystery
- Number: 9781683311225
- Release: May 9, 2017
- Author: Emily Barnes
- Available: Print
- Genre: SUspense
- Tags: Susp, Mystery
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasn’t seen him in days. Now it’s up to Katherine to fly home and track him down. Meanwhile, Edina is reeling from the murder of a local woman, which looks more and more like it could have a connection to Nathan's disappearance. And as Katherine digs deeper into the investigation, locating Nathan’s abandoned car and compiling a list of potential kidnappers, another body is found--and Katherine fears time is running out for her friend. Finding herself reluctantly pulled into a new case, Katherine must set aside her artistic pursuits and tear herself away from her darling grandchildren in order to save her best friend in Death in the Abstract, the compelling sequel to Emily Barnes' The Fine Art of Murder.
If you love cozy mysteries and you have read mysteries than you're sure to enjoy this debut. The book is well written and has you leaving each page anticipating more. As the pages turn the tension and suspense grows. As with some books you read a few pages and you start to think, this isn't for me. But with this book you don't have time for that. You want more. Former Chief of Police, Katherine Sullivan is not only intelligent but she cares. She also has a bit of a humorous side. When it comes to business though, she gets right to it. The murder investigation leaves her no times for anything else. The author gives the reader good descriptions and lots of detail. Katherine is one of a kind, grandmother, loves to cook, a go to for good advice and above all, she thrives on solving murders. She does it all and does it good. But this murder investigation is different to Katherine. It involves not only one of the town's most prominent citizens but her very own DAUGHTER! When Katherine starts to investigate, another body appears. What's going on? Murder is an art, a fine art, and it takes a master of sorts to take on that art. Sick as it may sound, it is true! There's a certain art to everything we do.
I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4.5 STARS.