Watch Me Die Author:Erica Spindler Stained glass restoration artist Mira Gallier is on the verge of having it all -- again. The love of a good man. Professional success. And finally, after years of pain at the loss of her husband to Hurricane Katrina, peace and emotional stability. But a new nightmare begins when a strange man called “The Preacher” attacks her, and a ... more »terrifying chain of events is set in motion: the Preacher is found dead, the first of seven windows Mira restored after Katrina is vandalized, and her house is broken into.
As Mira’s windows are targeted one-by-one, her personal life begins to shatter as well. She catches a glimpse of her dead husband in a crowd, then he’s gone. She hears his voice on the phone, telling her something only he could know. She begins to doubt herself -- and the man she’s falling in love with. When Mira’s assistant is brutally murdered, her nude body found posed in the dappled colored light of Mira’s prize restoration, she becomes the focus of the police’s investigation. As “evidence” against her mounts and with no one to turn to, Mira races to prove she’s neither a murderer nor losing her grip on sanity. « less
I hate to write that I did not enjoy this from one of my favorite authors, but I did not. There are tons of loose ends that are left hanging, too many things that get swept under the rug for no reason and the whole story has so many tangents that they are not taken care of by the end of the story.
Losing everything in Hurricane Katrina was mild compared to the aftermath and fate of this artist. Restoring broken stained glass windows from a church destroyed in the storm sets the stage for a life changing spiral into the world of diabolical intrigue and suspense. Gripping, suspenseful and filled with characters expertly described and crafted. A well written web of deception and betrayal.