Book Review

ALWAYS TIME TO DIE
by Elizabeth Lowell

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense

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Genealogist Carly May has been hired by Winifred Simmons y Castillo, an elder member of one of New Mexico's founding families, to research the Castillo family tree. What Carly doesn't realize
is that she is stepping into a dangerous family feud that could prove fatal.

Consultant Daniel Duran is the
bastard grandson of the recently deceased Senator Quintrell—the
politician who also happened to be
married to Winifred's sister. Despite
himself, he gets caught up in Carly's investigations—mainly because he
suspects that uncovering the truth
could get Carly killed.

Talk about a dysfunctional family
with dark secrets—this one really takes the cake! The always awesome Lowell pulls out all the stops with this taut,
surprising and slightly disturbing tale
of romance, danger and family drama. When played like this, genealogy is
a very dangerous game. (Jul., 352
pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: William Morrow

Published: July 2005

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Always Time to Die

Submitted by Robin in PA on April 16, 2012 - 9:54pm.

An elderly Aunt to the current Governor of New Mexico has asked Genealogist Carly May to compile a family history for her. As soon as Carly starts digging through photos and interviewing the locals about the family, a dead rat shows up on her pillow along with a threatening phone call. Someone doesn't want her uncovering the secrets of the past. But Dan Duran is in town on vacation and decides to help her out. He won't tell Carly what his connection is to the family, but he wants to uncover secrets as much as she does.

The first book in Elizabeth Lowell's St. Kilda Consulting series is an intricately plotted mystery with murder, blackmail, poisoning, secret babies and false identities. Just when I thought I had a portion of it figured out, another twist would blow all of my theories. I've read other books by this author and really wasn't impressed. I'm glad I gave her another try. I'll definitely be continuing with this series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.