Times Magazine - FOUR STARS
puts a unique twist on a classic mystery plot and makes it her
own by adding colorful characters and a tastful hint of romance.
Thrilling Story Line
On their second
honeymoon, Joe and Nell Stevens went whitewater rafting. A nasty
accident left her with a concussion and injuries from head to
toe. Joe simply vanished. She got help, but in spite of a major
search they never found Joe. The lead police detective Nolan Lennox
believes the widow got away with murder.
later, Nolan persuades his son Orson, also a cop, to investigate.
His gut totally differ from his dads belief as he feels
Nell is innocent watching her raise her son with love and run
the rafting business she and Joe opened up together. When Joes
corpse is found, his family makes noise that his black widow killed
their son; her motive being his money. Even Orson begins to have
doubts whether Nell is innocent.
is a strong police procedural with a hint of romance between the
lead cop and the prime suspect that is kept simmering for the
most part, which augments the inquiry into whether she killed
her spouse or not. The cast is strong especially the lead pair
and their extended families who believe she is a cold blooded
killer while the story line is faster than the whitewater rapids
as Gwen Hunter provides no respite from her superb thrilling story
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