Detective Stan Shepard lies comatose in the hospital, a victim of arsenic poisoning. The Newpointe police have a suspect: Celia Shepherd, Stan's wife. Celia is no stranger to such charges. When her first husband died of poisoning, a technicality scuttled the case against her, and Celia got off scot-free. Now it looks like the same old story, only this time, the motive appears plain. An old flame has moved into town under circumstances bound to raise suspicion. And, that's just for starters. More evidence is gathering that can put Celia away for good.
But attorney Jill Clark thinks the pieces of the puzzle fit together a bit too neatly. Either her client's Christian faith is a sham, or she's the victim of a deadly frame-up-and the real killeris still afoot.
Excellent book from start to finish, like all of Terri Blackstock's books.
The mysterious arsenic poisoning of detective Stan Shepard has his coworkers and friends worried--especially since most of them now know that his wife, Celia, had a first husband who died of the same thing.
The book lacks a decent plot and characterization. Allie and Mark, central to the first book, are afterthoughts here. Aunt Aggie, while charming in the first book, now is a vengeful shrew. Guessing the killer isn't hard and it feels as though Blackstock phoned this one in. Here's hoping the next entry in the series is stronger.
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't figure it out until almost the end, so was more impressed with everything than in the first one. Even though I enjoyed both books! I'm starting on the 3rd one now...!
This was the second book by this author that I have read and once again I could not put it down. She tells a good story with a spiritual message interwoven all through it. It is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I have not been reading inspirational stories much in the past but this author I will read.If you have the love of Jesus in your heart and you love mysteries, this is one of the best avenues to received a wonderful read.