Lloyd gives readers an enjoyable mystery with enough twists to hold their interest until the very end. Believable characters add a lot to the story. However, the geological terminology and descriptions tend to bog down
the story.

Cadie Haywood's beloved Pop died just a few days before Cadie herself, was in a serious car accident. Once healed, she is determined to live in Pop's home, which she inherited, along with all of his mining claims. The only flies in the ointment as far as Cadie can see are her uncle Jack, who is determined to talk Cadie into selling her inheritance, and Marc Banachek, Pop's renter. At first, Marc, a retired police officer turned novelist, is not any happier about Cadie moving in than she is about him living there. However, the two soon have to admit they share an attraction for each other. When strange attempts are made to frighten Cadie into selling the home, Marc and Cadie are determined to get to the bottom of the problem. (Amber Quill, 2006, 223 pp., $16.00)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Himler