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PRESUMED DEAD
A Dylan Scott Mystery, Book 1
SHIRLEY WELLS
ISBN#: 9780373062393/9781426890444
July 2010
Carina Press
www.carinapress.com/www.eharlequin.com
E-book/Paperback
$7.99
364 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Losing his job and doing a stint in prison is behind him, and now Dylan Scott needs to find a way to move on with his life. His wife Bev and his son Luke mean everything to him, but he will lose them if he cannot get passed the anger and depression, and do something worthwhile.

She lost her mother thirteen years ago, but Holly Champion never believed she was abandoned. Her mother Anita was a stunningly beautiful woman, and had men at her beck and call, but Holly knew she would never have just walked away.

When he gets the call from Holly asking to find her missing mother, Dylan has really no interest in getting involved, but he needs the money and more than that he needs a purpose. He arrives in Dawson’s Clough and immediately begins what seems like a fruitless search for what he is sure to be a very dead end. Anita had more than her fair share of men, and though she had no serious enemies, she also had very few close friends. Diligently searching, questioning, and piecing together the last days of Anita’s life is just the puzzle Dylan needs to occupy his time, but in the back of his mind, he cannot forget that his marriage may be falling to pieces.

A man like Dylan is easy to like despite his many failings. He has great self deprecating humor, and an all too male approach to ignoring the obvious when it comes to Bev, but he is still imminently likable. Each piece of this puzzle is laid out with precision, and you never know exactly where they will lead Dylan next. He is a thoroughly enjoyable character, and I will look forward to reading his next adventure.

Lototy
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