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Publisher's Summary

Summer storms can bring unwelcome surprises.
During the rainiest July on record for the people of Ventris County in Oklahoma, in the midst of a violent thunderstorm, a stranger is murdered. When a friend becomes the second person to die under suspicious circumstances, local sleuth Darcy Campbell is drawn into the investigation. Evidence points toward someone she cares about, but has loyalty blinded her to the truth? Danger is closer to Darcy and her mother, Flora, than either of them suspect. And if the human threat is not enough, Lee Creek and the Ventris River flood, bringing Mother Nature into the fray.
Has the whole world turned on Darcy and Flora?
©2016 Blanche Day Manos (P)2016 Blanche Day Manos
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 06-07-17

Terrific narrator!

amateur sleuth, women sleuths, murder investigation, cozy mystery

The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, several other reviewers have given a potted version of the plot. The author always gives a good twisty tale with no gratuitous erotica but with a solid plot and very realistic characters, and this one is a good example of her craft. So grab your caffeine, lounge a bit and enjoy!
I lucked out and got the audio delightfully narrated by Michelle Babb. If anyone can make a good book even better, it's Ms Babb!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Elisabeth Carey on 12-15-17

A cozy mystery that's truly cozy

Darcy Campbell and her mother, Flora Tucker, are back in another murder mystery in Ventris County, Oklahoma.

In the midst of a violent storm, a stranger is murdered in an isolated and now-abandoned shack. Except this man is not a stranger; he is soon identified as Pat Harris's long-missing husband, Walter. Their son, Jasper, has, as he often does for reasons that make sense to him, vanished into the woods, making him by normal standards an obvious suspect.

When a friend is the next person to die, it gets harder and harder for Darcy to listen to the insistence of Grant, the local sheriff, that she leave the investigation to him and his deputy. The new preacher goes missing, Ventris River and Lee Creek are flooding, food is vanishing from the Jenkins twins' home--what's going on? Is the supernatural as well as human mischief involved?

I really like Darcy, Flora, and their neighbors and friends. We continue to learn more about the history that ties them to the Jenkins family, and Darcy, at loose ends since the death of her husband, which brought her back to Ventris County, is beginning to get her feet back under and find her new direction. It's an enjoyable mystery, and an enjoyable series.

As always, Michelle Babb does an excellent job narrating, putting life into all the characters.


I received a free copy of this audiobook, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-18-17

Another good book

Another good book in the series. I did feel that it was a bit short, it could have been fleshed out a bit, but a good addition to the series.

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