1st book in the Willi Taft series. Willi is a backup session singer in Nashville. Her passion in music leans towards the blues but the country pays the bills. Great characters, nice feel for Nashville and a plot that keeps you guessing.
First Willi Taft mystery. Willi is a backup singer in Nashville, a young widow who is becoming fed up with her current life. On her 40th birthday, she discovers that someone is following her--turns out to be a PI who is actually following her current beau--who is, Willi discovers, married. Willi then becomes involved with Sam, the PI.
There were some things that just didn't ring true with the book and main character--hard to put my finger on, but one example is that Willi and Sam had only been dating a week, yet when he is murdered, his Uncle Ralph gives her his classic '68 Chevy Malibu saying "he'd want you to have it" and they all (including Willi) act as though they'd been dating for months or years and that she's part of the family! She's also doing work in his office ("closing cases, sending invoices") which Uncle Ralph also eventually lets her use rent free. After dating a guy for a week? Um...okay. I need an Uncle Ralph! LOL
Regardless of how benevolent and kind Uncle Ralph is, I found it all very hard to believe. There were just too many holes and coincidences for me. Willi stumbling upon a secret hiding place in Sam's bathroom the first time she was in it? Probably not. I do like the writing style and I think Willi could develop into someone I like, but this first book is just too ragged for me to rate it very highly.