Image of Talk of the Town


Image of Talk of the Town

Full of wonderfully understated humor and some laugh-out-loud moments, this is a fun and engaging tale. The main romance is charming, and the secondary characters make this a very pleasing story with an entertaining mystery and some intriguing family dynamics.

When Roxie Treymayne divorced her cheating husband, she celebrated by bleaching her hair blond, having her navel pierced and getting a tattoo. She's been good, and it got her a divorce, so now she'll be wild. Unfortunately, her mother having a heart attack brings her back home to Glory, where her high school fling, Nick Sheppard, is now sheriff.

A misunderstanding made their time together short and sweet. Now, when Roxie is ready to explore her wild side with Nick, he resists her advances because of his responsibilities. But when it looks like an accidental death may turn out to be a murder, Nick ends up being assisted in the investigation by Roxie and his great-aunt's Murder Mystery Club -- whether he wants their help or not. (Pocket, Dec., 432 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley