2022 American Fiction Awards: Award-Winning Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense-Cozy Mystery category
Libby Madsen, professional massage therapist and co-owner of the luxurious Dharma Inspired Day Spa, has probably heard it all. During what she thinks of as ‘tabletop confessions’ her clients often talk about way more of their personal lives than she really wants to hear. So when a regular, Maggie Crenshaw, talks about how her daughter went away on a camping trip with friends, it’s just so much chatter. But when Maggie says Isobel didn’t return home on time, is not answering her phone, and that the young woman is diabetic and really needs her meds. Libby offers to pick up the medications at Maggie’s house and deliver them—she and her Labrador puppy, Shadow, are going camping in the same area and it’s no trouble at all.
Except when Libby and Shadow arrive at the campground, Isobel is nowhere to be found, and no one there has seen her or the group of friends she claimed to be traveling with. Libby enlists the help of handsome Forest Ranger Greg Lawson, but even he can’t find anyone who has seen the girl. The fact that she’s now been without her insulin for several days is worrisome, and Greg initiates a Search and Rescue operation.
Libby and Shadow join Greg and the volunteers to search the adjoining camping areas. Some shady characters and a few clues do turn up. But no Isobel. Libby becomes convinced that something more sinister is going on and she’s determined to find out what has happened, little knowing that her own life may be in danger as she gets too close to the truth.
Praise for Jennifer J. Morgan’s Libby Madsen cozy mystery series:
"Author Jennifer J. Morgan's SHADOWS IN THE FOREST weaves together a series of intriguing events that develop into a compelling and well-written cozy mystery."
“Readers know what a sucker I am for dogs, and the Libby Madsen mysteries are some of the best. I love, love, love Shadow and Libby and the adventures they get themselves into. Jennifer J. Morgan is destined to be one of the brightest new stars in the cozy mystery scene!” – Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author
Shadows in the FOREST
Great read! I live in the White Mountains and am familiar with all these locations. Youngs road, Heber, Show low, Pinetop etc. very good read, I recommend it to anyone that likes a good mystery.
Shadows in the forest
I truly enjoyed it. I love a good mystery. It was a story within a story. Awesome. I’m reading the next one
Fast moving story that flows well. I couldn’t put the book down until the end. Super read.