The second to last thing Ryan saw before he died was sneakers. The last thing he saw was the killer’s face. It was someone he knew. Lucy Watson returned home to Barley, New Hampshire to bury her brother. The good news is that law enforcement has several suspects. The bad news is the primary suspect is Ryan’s best friend, Liam McAllister. Witnesses confirmed they’s overheard a heated argument between the two the day before the murder. Liam had broken Lucy’s heart five years earlier. But, Lucy can’t help her feelings and her persistent attraction to Liam. She and Liam both become involved, despite the mounting danger, in finding Ryan’s killer. But, can Lucy really trust him?
This story started out very quickly, continued with a fast pace, and turned out to be a great mystery. It is the second in the ‘Love and Mystery in the six-oh-three’ series following Gone Before Goodbye. Even though it is part of a series, it was comfortably read as a stand-alone. It has very gratifying twists and turns that every mystery lover has come to expect. The secondary characters added an additional entertaining factor to the novel. However, I felt there were a few too many in the mix which complicated the story a bit. Rating: 4 out of 5.