When Benni Harpers stepson Sam announces his engagement to policewoman Bliss Girard, Benni and Sams dad, Police Chief Gabe Ortiz, are shocked. Sam is only 19 and Bliss is a member of the powerful Brown family. But they decide to make the best of things and offer support to Sam.

The Browns invite Gabe and Benni to a celebration at Seven Sisters, their homestead and vineyard. Things go smoothly until one of the Browns is discovered murdered.

The case is under Gabes jurisdiction but Benni finds herself reluctantly investigating. She finds that the Browns have more than their share of secrets and the murder may be tied to a tragedy over 60 years old.

SEVEN SISTERS is a swift-paced story that hooks the reader from beginning to end. The plot is exceptionally strong and the whys and wherefores of the crime will touch even the hardest hearts. (Apr., 320 pp., $6.50—Hardcover published April 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg