Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Book Review: Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith

Deputy Tempe Crabtree is back in Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith.

Tempe has her hands full with a rash of burglaries and the murder of two older women. Were these harmless ladies the victims of an addict who wanted their prescription drugs?

A fast-moving thunderstorm quickly adds to Tempe's woes. With the water rising, temporary shelters are set up and relocated residents' tempers flare. A mud slide blocks the road into town, stranding the residents of Bear Creek--including the murderer.

Superb! Thrilling! A real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series has been one of my favorites since I began reading it. I never miss a book. In this installment, Tempe is battling many issues. There's a burglar on the loose, which leads to her being yanked out of bed at an ungodly hour. The murder of two best friends is puzzling, and a raging storm leaves everyone on edge. So, in addition to trying to fight crime, Tempe is put in the undesirable position of having to notify people to evacuate to shelters, break up disagreements, and keep herself out of danger. There is so much going on in this book, you'll be flying through it and be eager to read it over again once you're done.

Meredith has spent a good deal of time with Tempe, her family, and the residents of Bear Creek. It shows. Her characters are well-developed. There's enough back story so newcomers to the series aren't lost, but enough new characters and crime solving to keep long time fans satisfied. I like how each book stands alone, but also helps move the characters along in their lives in the process. We don't see Detective Morrison in this book, but Meredith smartly includes conversations between Morrison and Tempe, so the character is not forgotten. He and Nick Two John are my favorite characters.

If you're looking for a riveting mystery, you'll want to pick up a copy of Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith.

Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC (August 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606593234
ISBN-13: 978-1606593233

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Post first appeared at The Book Connection.

I received a free electronic copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

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