Monday, May 4, 2009

Review: DIARY OF MURDER By Jean Henry Mead

Distraught over her sister Georgi’s mysterious death, Dana Logan and friend Sarah drive an RV through a snowstorm to her sister’s home in Wyoming. Dana dismisses the theory that her sister committed suicide–Georgi loved life too much to even consider taking her own.

Arriving at her sister’s home, Dana and Sarah have immediate reservations about Rob, the “grieving” widower. A cremation is scheduled too quickly and a housekeeper is already boxing up her sister’s belongings. It’s only been two days since Georgi died and these actions make it appear there is reason to cover up evidence. Dana finds her sister’s diary and a winding, treacherous story begins to unfold.

Although Dana and Sarah have played amateur detectives before, this case taxes even their creative and persistent skills. Dana’s talented daughter soon joins them and together the three take on what becomes a dangerous investigation.

Mead does a masterful job in taking her readers down dark treacherous paths of betrayal, deceit and greed. Many people are involved in this suspense thriller--there’s much more to the story than the death of Dana’s sister. Many characters take part in the story, yet Mead keeps them sorted out, making Diary of Murder a riveting, satisfying read.


Heidiwriter said...

Sounds like a great read! Jean is a very good writer.

Nice review, Mary.

Bill Kirton said...

I'm just in the middle of the first Logan and Cafferty story and enjoying the way they take everything in their stride and manage to provide lots of smiles for the reader. Sounds as if this book reinforces their credentials.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Thank you, Mary, for the great review, and Heidi for the kind words!

Jean Henry Mead said...

And thank you, Bill, for reading A Village Shattered. I'm glad it made you smile. :)

Bob Sanchez said...

This looks like an intriguing story, Jean. I like the book cover, too. It just feels cold.

Bob Sanchez
Author, Getting Lucky