Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.
At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.
Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?
Thiswas a well-written and fast-paced tale that quickly became a page-turner. Theauthor has a way with the narrative, keeping me immersed in all that washappening within the pages. I like how the mystery was spun with hints here andthere with a few red herrings that kept leading me one way until the killer’sidentity was revealed. Of course, what would this story be without appearancesfrom Ira, Flora and Lucille who was off-screen but always present in herescapades. This was one of the best books in this engaging series and I can’twait for more adventures with Anastasia, Zack and the rest of the gang.” – Dru’sBook Musings