An English teacher from a private school in Philadelphia encounters a case of domestic abuse and is compelled to try to rescue the woman-once she is able to track her down from messages written anonymously in the margins of a used book. Her romance with a certain police detective runs into some rough spots, including the visit of one of his old flames. Our heroine's mother, as in earlier Amanda Peper books, is still shamelessly playing matchmaker. The mystery is engaging, with both serious and humorous aspects.
Amanda Pepper is a full-time English teacher at Philly Prep devoted to her job and her pupils--warts and all. This concern can lead to trouble in surprising ways as here, when an innocuous offer to help sort books for a school fund-raiser leads her to a sordid story of emotional and physical abuse among Philadelphia's upper crust.
This is the 3rd Amanda Pepper mystery. Amanda is fun, intelligent & has a quirky, cynical sense of humor that is most often revealed in what she says silently to herself. My mother, best friend & I all really enjoy these novels.
Amanda is sorting books for the school fund raiser when she discovers a book for and about battered women...with scribbled notes leading her on a chase to find out who is making this cry for help.
Another great entry in this series. Amanda Pepper is such a great character. Smart as Nancy Drew, but wickedly funny!