“Missing Persons will have readers eagerly waiting for show time on Kate’s next case.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
After the death of her ex-husband, things are finally returning to normal for Kate Conway—so normal that she’s gotten a little bored. Out of the blue, the television producer is offered a documentary gig about lifers in a state prison. Kate jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she’s also just been asked to produce a reality show about the opening of a new restaurant—one backed by Vera, her dead husband’s mistress. Reluctantly, she agrees to both.
But when one of the restaurant’s investors is murdered and Vera is the chief suspect, Kate must ride a treacherous psychological edge, relying on the minds of death row killers to help her solve the case.
Praise for Clare O’Donohue’s Missing Persons:
“Fascinating characters, multi-faceted story lines, and plenty of action.”—Midwest Book Review
“A series worth collecting.”—Suspense magazine
Two reality shows preoccupy Kate Conway in O'Donohue's outstanding second mystery featuring the freelance Chicago TV producer (after 2011's Missing Persons). When Kate signs on to Opening Night, a show about a new restaurant, she discovers that Vera Bingham, her late husband's mistress, has brought her on board the show. Kate, despite her resentment and generally crusty nature, takes a liking to the charmingly friendly Vera. For a second show, Life Without Parole, a documentary about convicts who will die in prison, Kate interviews two very different men: Brick Tyler, an unapologetically tough murderer; and Tim Campbell, who seems sweet maybe too sweet. Kate's crew, cameraman Andres Pena and sound man Victor Pilot, work with Kate on both shows and provide a somewhat dysfunctional family dynamic. When one of the investors in the restaurant is murdered, suspicion falls at first on Vera. The convicted murderers supply Kate with some surprising clues.
Not the best but...
Still a good read....