No Way Home
Zoe Chambers Mysteries, Book #5
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
A relaxing trail ride turns tragic when Paramedic and Deputy Coroner Zoe Chambers discovers the body of a popular county commissioner in her Pennsylvania woods. Inconsistencies surround the horrible “accident,” but before she can investigate further, she’s pried away by a plea for help from her best friend whose son has been deemed a person of interest in a homicide over a thousand miles away. When he vanishes without a trace, his mother begs Zoe to help clear him and bring him safely home. The task takes Zoe out of her comfort zone in a frantic trip to the desolate canyons and bluffs of New Mexico where she joins forces with the missing boy’s sister and a mysterious young Navajo.
Back at home, Vance Township’s Chief of Police Pete Adams must deal not only with the commissioner’s homicide, but with an influx of meth and a subsequent rash of drug overdoses in his rural community. Bodies keep turning up while suspects keep disappearing. However little else matters when he learns that half a continent away, a brutal killer has Zoe in his sights.
Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series:
CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1)
LOST LEGACY (#2)
BRIDGES BURNED (#3)
WITH A VENGEANCE (#4)
NO WAY HOME (#5)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all… (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Zoe is brave, smart and caring. She is willing to go the extra mile to help those in need, especially if it is for one of her friends. Sometimes she leaps before she looks and finds herself in some dangerous situations. It is a good thing that Pete, the Chief of Police, is always watching out for her. Pete is tough, honest and willing to do most anything to make sure that the bad guys are put away. And when it comes to Zoe, he will move mountains to keep her safe and by his side. He loves Zoe and cannot imagine his life without her. Their relationship has grown so much since the first book in the series and I have to say that they are one of my all-time favorite couples. That is what I look for when reading a series, the characters growing and evolving.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in creating suspense and tension with the written word. There are a couple of mysteries to solve in this book and they were both carried on well throughout the entire book. There are enough suspects to consider and enough twists and turns that even the most seasoned armchair detective will have trouble solving the cases. I was not sure that I was going to like the fact that Zoe and Pete were in different parts of the country, each working on separate cases. But the way it was written it worked and it did not bother me at all.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery with great characters, well plotted mysteries and twists and turns galore. You could read this as a stand alone book but I would strongly suggest that you start at the first book and read the whole series. That way you can enjoy them all as much as I have.
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Henery Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.