Title: The Fog Ladies: Family Matters
Author: Susan McCormick
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Murder Mystery
Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder?
Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies—elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building—set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, as another troubled family struggles to survive.
Sarah and the Fog Ladies are back and this time, it’s cold-blooded murder. Sarah spent a little time at a resort in Big Sur and while she was there, she met all sorts of people including a bickering couple with a small son. The couple argued all the time. She didn’t think much of it at the time but when she returns home, the Fog Ladies tell her a man named Paul is arrested for murdering his wife. It’s the same man, the bickering husband she met at the resort. Now it’s up to Sarah and the Fog Ladies to unveil the murderer and free Paul so he can take care of his son. But have they unwittingly put themselves in the crosshairs of a deadly killer?
The Fog Ladies: Family Matters is the perfect cozy mystery to curl up to. The Fog Ladies are such a quirky bunch of characters and they get into mischief faster than you can say murder. Sarah, on the other hand, seems to be the only logical person among the bunch. They seem to balance each other out which makes for great reading. The plot itself is well-conceived, giving the reader just enough clues to compel them to keep reading. I didn’t know the culprit until it was revealed so I give Susan McCormick huge points for keeping me in suspense. It was refreshing and insightful to have the murderer’s POV sprinkled throughout the story. But what makes this a must-read are the Fog Ladies themselves. This group of elderly women is zany fun to read, even Enid with her bristling personality. So put on your sleuthing cap and pick up The Fog Ladies: Family Matters. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Susan McCormick is a writer and doctor who lives in Seattle. She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University School of Medicine, with additional medical training in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Susan served as a doctor in the U.S. Army for nine years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the Fog Ladies series (second book to be released in October 2020), she also wrote Granny Can’t Remember Me, a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons, and giant Newfoundland dog, Albert.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N