Author(s): Joyce T Strand
Published by Sugar Hill Press on October 26, 2019
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: arc, ebook
Murder or deception?
Despite repeated warnings to back off, Emily Lazzaro asks some dangerous questions about the disappearance of her employee from the Mane Stay B&B that she manages.
When a body is discovered at a new winery opened by a friend, she fears the worst. Her single-mindedness turns into a compulsion and threatens her relationship with her love interest.
Nonetheless, she vows to get answers.
Dangerous Questions by Joyce T. Strand proved to be an interesting and entertaining read. I recently discovered this author, and I enjoyed her writing and character development.
This story did not have me nervously biting my nails. However, I found that I kept turning the pages as I had to know when Emily would figure out who murdered her friend and why.
Aside from the murder, there were many other criminal activities taking place. Robbery, defrauding, debt bondage and drug trafficking, and those were just the tip of the iceberg.
Emily Lazzaro, a magnet for danger, is determined to unearth the identity of her friend’s murder, even at the risk of her own safety. Her fiancé, Jackson, is not keen on her investigation, but she would not make his disapproval be a discouragement. Her inquisitive nature and her determination led to her asking questions that would ultimately place her in danger.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters, from the international investors to the precocious seven-year-old.
I liked that the author did not place sole focus on the mystery. She incorporated the personal issues of her characters, which gave the story an authentic feel.
The mystery kept me on my toes with its many twists and turns. By the end of the story, I discovered how all the criminal activities tied in with each other.
Conclusion / Recommendation
Overall, an enjoyable read and one I would recommend to fans of the genre.