This was an o.k. book I have read better but then I've read worse also.
I enjoyed this book, but I thoght it was too slow. The characters were not always likable, too much landscape description, but overall worth reading, even if it got borning on occasion.
nicely done. strong female mother lead, well developed characters
A nicely done drama of family passions and long-buried secrets. The author pulls no punches in this hard-hitting drama of mystery.--Rave Reviews
Fluent and accomplished ... A truly unusual excursion into detection.--Kirkus Reviews
Judge Sarah Drexler is still wrestling with the emotional turmoil of her husband's tragic death when she is asked to run for Oregon State Judge. She deserves it, but can she cope with it? Burdened by heavy doubts and questions, Sarah leaves for her father's California home for what she hopes will be a happy reunion with her moody son and pregnant daughter. Instead, she is plunged into a morass of secrets and tragedy.....
Wilhelm does not write a bad mystery.This time a woman judge has to judge her own son