Former Army MP Mercy Carr and her retired bomb-sniffing dog Elvis are back in Blind Search, the sequel to the page-turning, critically acclaimed A Borrowing of Bones
It’s October, hunting season in the Green Mountains—and the Vermont wilderness has never been more beautiful or more dangerous. Especially for nine-year-old Henry, who’s lost in the woods. Again. Only this time he sees something terrible. When a young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, Mercy thinks that something is murder. But Henry, a math genius whose autism often silences him when he should speak up most, is not talking.
Now there’s a murderer hiding among the hunters in the forest—and Mercy and Elvis must team up with their crime-solving friends, game warden Troy Warner and search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear, to find the killer—before the killer finds Henry. When an early season blizzard hits the mountains, cutting them off from the rest of the world, the race is on to solve the crime, apprehend the murderer, and keep the boy safe until the snowplows get through.
Inspired by the true search-and-rescue case of an autistic boy who got lost in the Vermont wilderness, Paula Munier's mystery is a compelling roller coaster ride through the worst of winter—and human nature.
The murder of architect Alice de Clare, who was found on the estate of Vermont billionaire Daniel Feinberg with an arrow through her heart, propels Munier's appealing sequel to 2018's A Borrowing of Bones. Daniel hires former military MP Mercy Carr and her bomb-sniffing Belgian shepherd, Elvis, to investigate. Mercy's love interest, game warden Troy Warner, and his search and rescue dog, Susie Bear, lend a hand. They're aided by nine-year-old math whiz Henry Jenkins, a possible witness, whose father was in love with Alice. The killer could be among the well-heeled hunting party that Daniel is hosting, whose entwined histories date back to the early 1980s, and as Mercy teases out their secrets, she also explores her growing attraction to Troy. The hunting party's overly complex interpersonal relationships often bog down the action, but Munier's affection for the dogs she depicts, as well as Henry's sweet bond with them, will warm hearts. Readers will look forward to the irresistible Mercy and Elvis's next adventure.
Great blend of mystery, romance, tribute to military and fun! Big, descriptive words that makes you slow down and savor every chapter! Hard to put down!,
There is so much pleasure to discover in this book. The writing is beautifully descriptive and the mysteries are tightly woven. Lastly, it's a series so there's pleasure yet to come.