Title: A Woman Scorned
Author: Marilee Brothers
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Life changes dramatically for Libby McKenna when a body is found at Fairway to Heaven, the iconic golf course she runs. Murdered chairman of the board, Mickey Warren, had enemies. These included a “starter” ex-wife, the angry current wife, a deceived girlfriend, and a disgruntled business partner. Plus a bevy of “buddies” resented Mickey’s creative scoring when playing a round.
When new sheriff Riley O’Connor asks for Libby’s help, she agrees. But snooping around quickly becomes hazardous for her health. Can Libby find the truth before the killer scores another hole-in-one?
I said, “You mean Warren was . . .”
“Murdered,” O’Connor said.
“Why are you telling me this?”
“I need your help. I’m relatively new to the area. Fairway to Heaven is like a village. You know these people.”
“So, I’m like an undercover agent?”
Riley grinned and extended his right hand. “We got a deal?”
I slipped my hand in his, surprised by the little tingle spiraling through my body, reaching parts I assumed were long dead from lack of use.
With a firm shake of his hand, I said, “Yeah, we got a deal.”
Still holding my hand, he leaned close. “When are you going to say yes?”
I tugged my hand from his. “To what?”
He flashed a smile. “Dinner. Just dinner.”
I pointed at the ring on his left hand. “You’re married.”
O’Connor heaved a sigh. “I was married when I worked in southern California. We split, but I kept my ring. When I came to Vista Valley, one of the commissioners said, ‘Boy, you’re fresh meat for all the single ladies in Vista Valley. If I were you, I’d keep the ring. Make up a good story. Tell ‘em your wife’s in a coma or ran off and joined a commune. So, I took his advice”
I fought a grin. “I’ve heard those stories.”
When I glanced down at my naked ring finger, I felt a twinge of guilt. It was a good thing he didn’t know my secret.
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Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach, counselor and the author of twelve books. Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in Selah, Washington. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is once again writing for the adult market. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at http://www.marileebrothers.com and sign up for her newsletter The Obsessive Page Turner. Her author page on Facebook is: www.facebook.com/marilee.author and she occasionally tweets @MarileeB. Check out Marilee’s Amazon page here: https://tinyurl.com/y5vdokzm
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