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PIER PRESSURE
DOROTHY FRANCIS
ISBN# (10): 0-373-26633-2/ (13): 978-0-373-26633-3
April 2008
A Worldwide Mystery
Harlequin Enterprises 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3BK9
Paperback
$5.99 U.S./$6.99 Canada
250 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Keely Moreno works as a certified professional foot reflexologist. She is glad for her thriving business and thrilled to be free from her abusive ex-husband. Unfortunately, events transpire that make her believe he is after her.

Joe Rankin is the policeman who befriended Keely after her mother’s death. He is also one of her patients and aware of the threat that Jude has become in her life.

Keely likes to keep things in her life private, whereas Jude Cardell, her ex, hides his dark side. After five years his threat that he would see her dead still haunts her dreams. Keely cannot believe that when she arrives at her wealthy client’s home, Margaux, she finds her dead. Was it suicide or murder? Is Jude responsible? The police wonder why Keely was at the scene of the crime, and interrogate her thoroughly. When Margaux’ stepchildren, Jass and Punt, are put in the spotlight, Keely is certain they are innocent. The three decide to do their own investigation; never realizing Keely’s life might be in jeopardy.

Pier Pressure is an action-packed read. I enjoyed Keely, especially the line of work she is in. The characterizations of all the players in the story are well developed. The threat that Keely constantly feels with her ex is woven in a way giving a touch of believability to the story. I admire Keely’s strength and determination to get on with her life after all she has been through. She certainly has guts. Dorothy Francis creates a great mystery in the heart of Key West that the audience can actually feel. I also learned something new. I had never heard about foot reflexology in this manner and now I wish to learn more. This tight, high-flying mystery, with a great cast, is dazzling.

Cherokee
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