CURTAINS IN STONINGTON
July 29, 2008
Rating: 1 Cup
Kate Bart is an interior designer, having built her business after the death of her husband five years ago. When Dutch returns to the area, she is happy to help with his new private investigation business, but is unsure about their relationship becoming more intimate.
Bernard Duchowski—Butch to his friends, has retired from the New York Police Department after 25 years service. He has moved to Stonington not only to start his own business but also for the chance to win the love of Kate, the widow of his long-time fishing buddy.
When Kate finds a body in the roses, all eyes point to the deceased's husband Tom and his girlfriend. Tom hires Butch to find his wife's murderer, not knowing he is to be the next victim. Kate and Butch work hard at bringing the criminals to justice and themselves together.
This was a difficult book to read. Too much information that was not required for either the story or background made the story long and drawn out. The first murder does not happen until the end of chapter 5, and by this point, I had worked out who would die and by whose hand. As most, if not all, of the information was given away as the story developed, it left very little mystery. A suspense story usually ends when the murderer is caught. This time, however, it continued until the conclusion of the trial but added no twists or surprises. I was happy to see Butch and Kate start to build a relationship, however. Both deserved some happiness.
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