Published by Red Adept Publishing on Nov 12, 2014
Genres: Adult, Mystery
Format: eARC from Publisher
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Cass Adams is crazy, and everyone in Deacon, Kansas, knows it. But when her good-for-nothing husband, Roland, goes missing, no one suspects that Cass buried him in their unfinished koi pond. Too bad he doesn’t stay there for long. Cass gets arrested on the banks of the Spring River for dumping his corpse after heavy rain partially unearths it.
The police chief wants a quick verdict—he’s running for sheriff and has no time for crazy talk. But like Roland’s corpse, secrets start to surface, and they bring more to light than anybody expected. Everyone in Cass’s life thinks they know her—her psychic grandmother, her promiscuous ex-best friend, her worm-farming brother-in-law, and maybe even her local ghost. But after years of separate silences, no one knows the whole truth. Except Roland. And he’s not talking.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This was a quick mystery story that is filled with very unique characters in a very small town.
With a different narrator for every chapter, it does take a while to really get a grasp on everything that is happening, but the focus is mostly on Cass and finding out whether she actually killed her husband, and whether he deserved it. The plotline is fairly straight forward, but there are enough secrets and twists to keep a reader interested.
There is a lot of charm in the story. It really highlights how small towns think and interact. You really can`t get away from anything, or with anything, and once opinions are formed, they can be hard to change. There is a certain feel to small towns, which I think the book captured well.
Overall, I found this a quick and fun read that is perfect for a weekend escape.
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