With the right motive, anyone can be a killer.
Caring for Ironwood Plantation is a dream come true for Cage Foster. The dream doesn't last long when a skeleton is found buried beneath the antebellum home. The unearthing of two additional fresh bodies quickly turns into a nightmare which could land him on Mississippi's death row.
Newcomer Dani Evans, a pushy Yankee specialist in historical renovation, is the only person certain of his innocence. She's convinced the legend of Ironwood's treasure cache is the motive for the murders. Cage believes the killer is someone with an old grudge, and the evidence against Cage is mounting fast.
Can Dani find the truth before Cage is arrested? Her search for answers uncovers a descent into madness that should have stayed buried.
Skeleton's Key is a romantic mystery set in a small town full of secrets. Featuring a strong female protagonist and a tough hero, this disturbing murder mystery will keep the reader guessing until the very end.
Great story telling
The author put a lot of time and effort into the historical aspects of this story. The twist at the end is good, if not mildly foreseeable, but it’s not blatantly pointed out until the end. The main character, Dani, is portrayed very well, especially her love for artifacts and old houses. My one misgiving is how easily Cage and Dani fall for each other. There seems to be a little bit of the chemistry between the two missing or just under played, but even that is not bad.
Interesting second book in the series. Will get the next one.
Loved this book! Superb historic details and a surprise twist!