Title: Lies in the Wind (Wind Series Book 5)
Author: Judy Bruce
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
In the fifth story, two Dexter residents die, apparently from a murder-suicide. Sensing great evil and present danger, Megan inspects the scene then swipes personal papers of the deceased couple, clients of Docket Law. Later, Megan recalls evidence at the scene that disproves the murder-suicide theory.
When the primary beneficiaries of the death are revealed, doubt is cast on the murdered woman’s alleged brother, Buster. Suddenly, others who knew the real Buster are in mortal danger. Once Megan returns to the house of the double murder, she understands how the murders were committed. Unfortunately, she is followed. Megan is forced to battle for her life.
Megan is back in the latest installment of the Wind series and this time, she gets some assistance from the brilliant Edgar Allan Poe.
Megan knows something evil is in her town, she can feel it in her bones. Not sure where or who, she calls her friends and family together. She shares her feeling and everyone in the room knows trouble is brewing. When a murder-suicide takes place to a husband-wife Docket Law client, Megan goes and investigates. Sinister evil assaults her senses from the moment she enters the house. The saddest part is the couple’s autistic son who can’t comprehend what’s happened to his parents.
As Megan investigates, she unravels a long family feud, many possible suspects with a fairly large inheritance on the line. Megan, though, is taking precautions so as to not get gutted and possibly killed. But as the suspects narrow, she must enlist the help of Poe to uncover the murderer before it’s too late. Will she succeed or will her heart beat no more?
I’m a huge fan of the Wind series and this one is by far, the best! Judy Bruce pushes Megan, already reeling from the loss of her unborn child and many other lives, to the very limit and we’re left to watch as Megan picks up the pieces. Emotional roller coaster wrapped up in a brutal double-murder is the crux of Lies in the Wind. While there was quite a bit more characters to keep straight, it added to the depth of the mystery and I enjoyed trying to figure it out before Megan did. An edge of your seat thriller with a flawed female protagonist who puts her life on the line to help solve the crimes in her town. Highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Celeste. We met her in the previous book (Fire in the Wind) when Megan was thrown in jail. I like Celeste as a character because she’s flawed (like all of us) yet retains a sense of humor. Celeste is critical in this story because she fills in the backstory of the intense family feud. She becomes part of Megan’s posse and I’m hoping she’ll become a central character in future books.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Judy Bruce is a novelist and screenwriter. In addition of her acclaimed novel, Death Steppe: A World War II Novel, three stories have been published from her Wind Series: Voices in the Wind, Alone in the Wind, and Cries in the Wind. Her next novel, Fire in the Wind, will be published in the spring of 2017 by Merriam Press, with Lies in the Wind to follow in the fall of 2017. Judy maintains a website at https://judybruce.com and a blog at https://heyjoood.com . She is a wife, mother, and sister residing in Omaha, Nebraska, and a Creighton University law school graduate. Her autistic son keeps her in touch with her quirky side.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N