Murder in a small town is always personal.
Local longtime librarian, Sybil Tombe, is missing, abducted from her home on the outskirts of the isolated ranching town of Lost Trail, Montana. An elderly neighbor reports seeing a gray-haired, bearded man driving up to Sybil’s house the night she disappeared. Newly-minted Sheriff Zak Waller can’t think of a less likely target for a crime. When an older man is reported lurking around a young girl at the local grade school, Zak wonders if this man could also be Sybil’s abductor? The descriptions of the men are similar—but what could be the possible link between a young girl and 60-year-old Sybil?
Peeling back the layers of Sybil's life, Zak discovers Sybil is a master at keeping secrets, especially her own, and these secrets may now be threatening her life as well as the life of an innocent child. As Zak and his team work to uncover the truth, he also has to deal with issues in his romantic relationship with deputy Nadine Black, and mete justice to a respected town citizen who has been sheltering his criminal past for too long.
Really enjoyed this series. Hope for more.
A pleasurable read
Fun book and plot development. Nice nod to Montana and the people.
Not the best in series
I enjoyed reading this book but not as much as the first 3 in the series. I wish Tiff and Kenny’s relationship was shared more. That storyline was really dropped in this book. I liked reading about Zak and Nadine but even then- Kenny’s work had a very insignificant part in the development of this story. Zak and Nadine’s relationship was only shared through the work focus. I thought the Clark storyline could have been shared more in depth. It was short and dull. I wondered about the Lazy S ranch too. More could be developed there. I’m hoping CJ will write another book in this series and possibly share more of Tiff and Kenny. It would be interesting to see Justin and Deborah-Ann in the family dynamics. I was a little disappointed. Hoping for more in this series. I enjoyed the characters.