You'll never look at crossword puzzles the same way after reading Gayle Roper's newest mystery! Might never look at twins the same either:-) Gayle's writing has never been crisper or more fun...considering how much I love a good murder mystery!
Libby and Tori are twins, but are as different as night and day. Libby tries to hold to her faith, while Tori...well, let's just say she's a law unto herself:-) When Aunt Stella passes away, the terms of her will require the twins to live together in her home for six months.
Libby hopes it will bring the two of them closer together. But when Tori disappears and a dead body shows up on the doorstep, it looks like the wedge between the two sisters is only going to grow deeper.
Then when Tori starts trying to steal the affections of Libby's daughter Chloe, can Libby finish out the alloted time in Aunt Stella's home? What if Tori, while mixed up in her own mess, decides to spread Libby's secrets all over?
Drew Canfield befriends Libby over the mysterious dead body on the doorstep, but even he holds back in any relationship between the two of them. With mysterious crossword puzzles popping up with Tori's name on them, a twin who's stealing from her, and a personal life that is filled with turmoil, can Libby find peace?
Gayle's clever use of crossword puzzles as clues enhances the unique story and adds to the fun. I would love to see this turned into a series, but Tori gets on my last nerve! Still, Libby is a sweetheart and Chloe is a teen with her head on straight.
I'm giving "Fatal Deduction" four out of five bookmarks, with a puzzle book as a charm. You honestly just cannot go wrong with a mystery by Gayle Roper! She writes with heart, humor and wit, and I love her style:-)
P.S. Want to see for yourself? Leave me a comment, telling me YOUR favorite kind of puzzle, and I'll pick TWO winners on June 15th!!