This is the second mystery by Ms. Bartow, following on Husband in Hiding. I have not read that first in the series but may well go back to do so.
In this title, Minka Avery becomes involved in the troubled situation of her brother. Although she thought that she would be focusing on her domestic life, including a toddler and husband, Minka feels that she has to help. Minka’s investigation is unofficial but complex. What will happen to her brother and how deeply will Minka need to go to try to right things? Will she have to turn her brother in?
One interesting characteristic of Minka’s is that she is deaf. Aside from reading Inspector Morse’s “The World of Nicholas Quinn” by Colin Dexter, I have not read a mystery with a detective who is deaf. How does this impact Minka and those around her? Read this title to find out. (Hint: Minka is pretty capable!)
Many thanks to the author for a gifted copy of this title. All opinions are my own.