I’ve read Barbara Taylor Sissel’s writing before, but this time she really outdid herself! After reading the preview I was so excited. I haven’t read a murder mystery that has really held my attention in a LONG time. But this book did that and more!!! Barbara made the characters so relatable and you really felt like you were right there in the book with characters. Each chapter kept you drawn in and wanting More! The way Barbara writes is truly amazing to me. She gives you just enough information that you think you know what is going on but in the end you really have no idea. Her plot lines are amazing. And the character definition as I mentioned above left you feeling like you really knew the characters and could be friends with them! Each character was well developed and had their qualities that you liked and even most had some qualities that you didn’t like. Barbara has a way of making her chatevyers likable and hateable all at the same time.
In the end I was shocked with the ending. I never saw that coming! But in my opinion that’s how a good mystery should read. I like being able to decide what I thought happened and then find out that I couldn’t have been more wrong!!! Overall I would give this book 4 out of 4 stars. This is by far one of my favorite books of this year. And I can’t wait for. The author to put out more great books!!