Zoe Chambers Mystery, Book # 10
When one of Chief Pete Adams’ first murder convictions is overturned, he and County Detective Wayne Baronick are assigned to reinvestigate the case. As new theories about the murder surface, Pete begins to question not only the original suspect’s guilt, but his own investigative skills from the days when he first took over the Vance Township Police Department.
Did Pete put his personal feelings ahead of his quest for justice and lock up an innocent man? Or is the defendant as devious as Pete first believed?
Meanwhile, Zoe Chambers, Monongahela County’s new chief deputy coroner, struggles with the turmoil of two mysterious deaths—including someone close to her heart—as she tries to master her new job and plan her upcoming wedding.
But her investigation soon links to Pete’s case, making Zoe the target of a killer determined to keep the truth from getting out. Can Zoe see the danger in time, and get to the church for her wedding…alive? (Goodreads)
Any time I get to spend time with Zoe and Pete I am a happy camper. They are such great characters and their love is such a beautiful thing. Zoe is strong and smart, and she is also loving and caring. She is struggling with the fact that she is no longer a paramedic, and struggling to become the new chief deputy coroner. Pete is having his own struggles with the fact that he may have put an innocent man behind bars. Even though they are both struggling, they have each other and that is a big help.
The supporting characters add a lot to the story. Zoe’s mom is back, and sometimes that is not a good thing. But for the sake of the wedding, Zoe has to try and get along with her. I was so happy that Pete’s dad, Harry, was in this book and there were some heartfelt moments between him and Zoe.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions added a lot to my reading experience. The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. The mysteries were intertwined and I liked how Zoe and Pete worked together to solve it.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I have read every book in this series and they have all been excellent, and I would not change a thing.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Henery Press, and Edelweiss, which I greatly appreciate.