A Dark and Twisting Path

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A Dark and Twisting Path

A Writer's Apprentice Mystery, #3

I've grown fond of this series which is written in the style of the old fashioned gothic mystery/romance novels. Lena London has settled into her job as assistant to a famous novelist n the town of Blue Lake Indiana, and things have settled down considerably since she and her employer cleared her boyfriend, the mysterious Sam West, of suspicion in the disappearnce of his ex-wife. Now she finds Sam in trouble again when he's accused of the murder of her mail carrier! Is someone deliberately framing Sam? Lena thinks so, and she's out to prove it. I love the grit and determination of the main character, and the way the author weaves in homages to the gothic mysteries of days past is charming. And, of course, there is a cat! Four and a half paws!


Book Blurb for A Dark and Twisting Path

Writer's apprentice Lena London is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana...

Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.

Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk. Lena and Camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2018 4.50