Michael Keane is ready to return to his sleepy hometown, small Hidden Springs, Kentucky, after years as a police officer in busy and hectic Columbus, Ohio. Only danger and mystery follow him home when a dead body turns up at the courthouse steps. The investigation is not as straightforward as it initially seems, and Michael soon finds himself faced with a multitude of various theories from helpful townspeople. When further details lead only to more mystery, Michael decides life in his sleepy childhood home may not be as peaceful as he remembers.
A.H. Gabhart creates a wonderful setting that makes it easy to picture the backdrop for this mysterious murder. The characters, especially Michael, are easily likable and fun to follow throughout the story. The murderer is relatively easy to predict, but there are other twists that make the ending exciting. Parts of the novel are a little slow paced, and I personally found the very end of the book a bit odd, but overall this book contains enough depth and interest to make it enjoyable and recommended.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.