FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ
Rating: 5 Cups
Anne-Marie has always been in love with her brother’s best friend Jazz. She never forgot him, even when he disappeared soon after the fatal car accident that killed Alex and injured Jazz.
Jazz has always felt guilty for the death of his best friend Alex in an accident that he cannot remember. Now, many years later, he is a widower with a young daughter and he decides to return home.
Jazz McNeill’s return home to Briarwood brings back many old memories and grudges. Someone who hated him all those years ago is determined to make him take the blame for something it is becoming more and more apparent he did not do. That person is targeting everyone he loves, so he and the County Sheriff, his cousin Tate, must find the killer as soon as possible.
This has to be one of Ms. Walker’s best works and I have read them all. She combines a wonderful story of a man and a woman separated by loss and finding each other again with a suspense tale that will keep you at the edge of your seat. I just could not put this one down and the killer totally surprised me. The subplot of Tate and Marlie’s romance could be a story all its own, but fits seamlessly into this one. The characters are varied and very well developed, from the greedy tramp Maribeth to the evil Muldoon brothers. Dr. Kincade is a very sympathetic character; a surgeon at the end of his career who almost lost his adopted son, as well as his natural one. Naomi Muldoon is an interesting character and little Mariah steals the story. Most important are Jazz and Anne-Marie, they are very real with faults and imperfections, but both are strong and charismatic and I hated that the story had to end.
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