Friday, August 2, 2019

On a Quiet Street

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Who would want to kill Stacey Hart? She was an advocate for victims of domestic violence, she was smart, beautiful, engaged to be married to the District Attorney and she had no enemies or so everyone thought. Someone did kill her though, right in front of the gorgeous mansion she was renovating before her wedding. In On a Quiet Street by J.L. Doucette, Sweetwater County, Wyoming Detective Beau Antelope joins forces with psychologist Dr. Pepper Hunt. (Published by She Writes Press.)

There are plenty of suspects including the handy man Jack Swailes who has his eye on Stacey and now seems to have vanished. There's also her very jealous fiance District Attorney Connor Collins. Also joining the ranks is her own brother Max Hart. Max, Connor and a third friend Paul Ryan were on a climbing trip when they were when and the ropes broke plunging Tim to his death and dramatically injuring Max. His brain injury has made him prone to wild outbursts of rage.

As Antelope and Hunt did deeper into the backgrounds of the
victim and the various suspects, they begin to piece together a very different picture of Stacey Hart and those surrounding her. Long dead secrets begin to be revealed and Antelope and Hunt think they may have found the motive behind Stacey's death.

They are hampered in their investigations by patient confidentiality for Dr. Hunt and by the various stories and disappearances of vital witnesses. A tangled web takes much time and patience to unwind, but On A Quiet Street is worth reading. A little like peeling an onion, one layer at a time. It will definitely make you think your life is uncomplicated and simple compared to the characters in the book.

Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher for a fair review.

1 comment:

Denise Kainrath said...

Excited to hopefully get to this one soon!