Thicker Than Water - Torie O'Shea, Bk 8 Author:Rett MacPherson When genealogist Torie O'Shea returns home to New Kassell, Missouri, from a vacation in Minnesota, she finds two surprises: first, her mother-in-law is coming to town, and second, her mentor and boss, Sylvia, has finally passed away at the age of 102. Grief-stricken and further distressed by her mother-in-law's unannounced visit, Torie i... more »s dumbstruck when she learns that Sylvia has left all of her worldly possessions to Torie including the Gaheimer House, which houses the local historical society. With gigantic boxes of artifacts and paperwork dating back to the 1920's to sort through, Torie is quite overwhelmed.
But cleaning out Sylvia's things, she finds something strange: an old postcard from the late twenties, addressed to Sylvia, with a photograph of a little girl on the front and an ominous message on the back. Torie quickly becomes determined to uncover the truth behind the mysterious photograph. Who is the little girl? And where was the photograph taken? Unable to make sense of her discovery, Torie's suspicions deepen when she learns that Sylvia hired a private detective and installed a security system just prior to her death. Was Sylvia's death natural or intentional? As Torie resolves to find out the truth, she learns that some of the people in her town are not necessarily what they seem to be, and it becomes clear that somebody wants her silenced.« less
Wonderful cozy mystery! If you like genealogy and mystery books, you'll really enjoy the Torie O'Shea Mysteries. This story delves into the past of the Gaheimer House and Sylvia, the former owner. Our genealogist sleuth, Torie, who knew Sylvia all her life realizes their are many things about Sylvia she never knew.
When Torie's boss and mentor Sylvia dies at the ripe old age of 102, Torie fears foul play may have been involved. Sylvia's earlier complaints of mysterious noises and appearances at the foot of her bed in the Gaheimer house before her death only help to fuel Torie's fears. Now while Torie is going through Sylvia's belongings and papers at the Gaheimer house, the noises start disturbing her. Torie pulls out all stops to find out who is behind them before she or her family are harmed. Torie again relies on her step-father sheriff to help her out of the troubles that are inflicted on her so soon after her inheritance from Sylvia's death.
This is one of my very favorite series. Having said that, I was a little disappointed with the ending of this book. Somehow it just didn't seem to fit with the very solid story. To me it seemed as if the author just couldn't quite figure out how to bring this to a satisfactory conclusion. I did enjoy the book and I know from reading other reviews of this book that most of you don't agree with me. But that's what makes horse races, I guess. It certainly won't keep me from reading more in this series.