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UNCOMMON GROUNDS
SANDRA BALZO
ISBN# (13) 978-0-373-26594-7 (10) 0-373-26594-8
March 2007
World Wide Mystery Five Star
295 Kennedy Memorial Drive. Waterville Maine 04901
Paperback
$5.99 US/ $6.99 Canada
251 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Maggy Thorsen is a divorced lady with a son in college. Maggy and two friends Patricia and Caron decide to go into business together a coffee shop called Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy’s whole world is turned upside down when she goes into work on grand opening day to find one of her partners; Patricia dead.

Jacob (Jake) Pavlik is the new County Sheriff he is from Chicago and not too well liked by some. But Jake knows that he has a crime to solve and does not need to win a personality contest. But it seems like the more Jake unraveled the more things were not making sense. Jake had police chief Gary Donovan gathering info which is not much, all the while though Maggy is solid through the whole thing, but could she have something to hide?

As the little town of Brookhills learns of Patricia’s murder, secrets become known. Patricia had an affair, which shocked Maggy, as Patricia is married and had two kids, but that is not the only shocker. Her best friend for years Caron had also had an affair, soon Maggy is not sure about anyone or anything anymore, and the only man she could trust to tell things was Gary Donovan Brookhills Police Chief. But when Patricia’s husband kills himself, Maggy is really spooked, who is doing this and why?

Sensational, step into the little town of Brookhills and be amazed at what is going on behind closed doors. This is an awesome mystery filled with murder, secrets and lies. Ms. Balzo does not give away the plot until the last moment, and just when you think you know; you don’t. Exceptional characters and some very important secondary characters carry out the plot, along with intense dialog and whole lot of puzzle solving. A very entertaining read.

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