I absolutely loved it.
Diane used to be a forensic anthropologist. She was very good at it, so good that she was asked to assist with some dangerous humanitarian work by an international organization investigating mass graves in a small country ran by a dictator. She did her job too well and it cost her a great deal. But she picked herself up and eventually accepted the position of a museum director in a mid-size town only 60 minutes away from Atlanta.
It was supposed to be a steady calm job, but now trouble is brewing in the museum board of the directors, a mysterious series of break-ins is troubling the exhibits, and a man from her past returns to ask her for a favor. You see, there has been a terrible murder…
How much did I like this book? I am very excited about writing the new draft of Hidden Legacy #3 so I should’ve been running down the stairs this morning to work on it. Instead, I made the mistake of taking the book to the bathroom with me, because Kindle assured me that there was only “40 minutes” left and I thought a couple of minutes of reading wouldn’t hurt.
Usually, if I fail to make the appearance downstairs, my husband comes to investigate. Instead, I got Edward. I missed his morning brushing and so he became concerned and proceeded to caterwaul by the bathroom door, sure that some great calamity must’ve occurred.
Anyway. I finished the book. It is lovely. It’s a straight mystery without any supernatural elements. The science is solid but not overwhelming. The heroine is a little older than typical mid-twenties and I liked her a great deal. She was competent without being arrogant or cold. And the romance was so warm. I don’t mean heated in a sexy way, just very warm and human. The whole thing reads like you’re living in a small town and these are the people you know. They are odd and eccentric, but so fun. It reminded me of Relic in the best possible ways. I will definitely read the second one.
As always, your mileage may vary, so I recommend downloading a sample. Here is Beverly Connor’s website.