Suspicious deaths at an exclusive hospice, a missing social worker, a town full of secretive, hostile residents, and a body on the beach lead Sharon McCone down a deadly trail of secret lives and into mortal danger. Reissue.
Our copy of the hardback was just 150 pages long, so it wasn't too long nor too complicated a tale. There seemed to be few recurring support characters and most of the story took place in California, but away from home base in San Francisco. The plot featured a couple of murders and some older questionable deaths spiced things up a little, but in general we found the book, while reasonably enjoyable, a little lackluster by modern standards. We might be inclined to check out a more recent work and see if that might be more satisfying before reading the set from the start forward. So -- not bad, but a rather typical entree in the female private eye genre...