I discovered Hannah Alexander (a husband and wife writing team with neither named Hannah or Alexander) several years ago and love their books. They write mysteries... mostly medical mysteries or at least the medical community plays a role in their stories. Note of Peril is a Hideaway Novel. Hideaway is a fictitious town in Missouri, close to Branson.... and it is home to Grace Benson and Michael Gold, performers in Branson musical show. The pressure is on for Grace... someone is sending her notes and gifts.. working to dredge up her past and possibly destroy her future. Then the director of the show dies of what appears to be a heart attack, but there are doubts and questions surrounding his death. Grace doesn't know who she can trust and Michael can't protect her all the time.
This was a very enjoyable story, good mystery and so good things on personal relationships. I didn't guess who the bad guy was until near the very end. Great read. Clean cozy.
Grace Brennan and Michael Gold were part of the "Star Notes" cast. A cast of interactive comedic singers who could add harmony and showmanship to any would be lead singer's act. It was the weekend after Thanksgiving and the "Star Search" like country show had a full house present to watch the contestants compete. The audience was aware that Grace and Michael had added a little romantic flirtation between them to their act. So it wasn't at all surprising that Grace would receive a bouquet of flowers and a beautifully wrapped music box from Michael at the end of the show. The surprise this time was on Grace, because the gifts were not from Michael even though the card said that they were. As the song from the music box filled the auditorium Grace got a chill from all the bad memories she was beginning to have. Then she read the note "Cheaters never prosper. Remember the contest? Soon everyone will know. There are some things time won't erase. And this is just the beginning." Was the note from a disgruntled contestant who didn't make the cut or from a "Secret Enemy" from the past?
I really enjoyed reading this book! The author's clear yet descriptive writing style set the stage for the "Star Notes" cast and for the potential readers of this suspenseful and seizing book! A highly recommended read!
Her books are all a great read. I would recommend this book!
Quick, easy read - great entertainment!
They did it again! Another suspenseful page turner! This is a Hideaway novel but it doesn't take place in Hideaway but in Branson, MO. The main character is Grace Brennen who is the star performer in a show called Star Notes. She and her co-star Michael Gold come from Hideaway. At the end of each performance, Grace recieves gifts that are supposed to be from Michael as part of the performance but instead are being sent by an anonymous person with malicious messages attached. A murder happens at the theater and everyone is suspicious of each other. Now Grace is in this persons sights and Michael tries to help her but things take a turn for the worst.
Loved this book. Well written interesting plot and very likeable characters. Looking forward to 2nd book in series.