|Roaming New England Mystery Series
| Book 1: The Crying Girl
Book 2: Grave Justice
THE CRYING GIRL
A Roaming New England Mystery, Book 1
Rating: 3 Cups
Roaming New England may not exactly be a step up from the Boston Globe, but after losing her father Amanda Vickers could not face the fast pace and endless hours. However, she does enjoy her position as the magazine’s editor, and she must admit the view is stupendous.
Fresh out of college, Marcie Ducasse has yet to earn her place as a die-hard reporter, but Roaming New England is the perfect setting to get her feet wet. She may only be an assistant editor, but her job description is about to get a major overhaul.
Receiving news of the death of Professor Wilmot is a real jolt for Amanda, and it brings her feelings of guilt over her father’s death to come rushing back. Hazel was a mentor, and her intelligence and strong will was something Amanda greatly admired, so she feels deeply that Hazel’s death not be shoved under a rug and ignored. Amanda and Marcie go to Shadsborough geared up to debunk a ghost story, and get some real answers, but their questions only raise more. Something, or someone, is behind all of the trouble at the old abandoned inn, and Amanda and Marcie are stepping right into the thick of something very sinister.
Like her idol Hazel, I feel that Amanda is often cold, prickly, and arrogant. She seems to have a chip on her shoulder, and no one put it there but herself, but I believe Marcie is just the girl to shave it off. Marcie is open to new experiences, and I found her personality to be much more lively and approachable. It will be interesting to see if they continue to pair up, and what kind of influence Marcie will have on Amanda’s ability to loosen up and be a bit more gracious to those around her.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More