Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
It has been two months since Jazz and Michael have been a couple, and things are going great between them. They are trying to put Jazz’s soon to be ex-husband Russell’s arrest for murder behind them and are looking towards to their future. Unfortunately, a town festival puts a stop to everything when a dead body turns up sitting in the driver’s seat of Michael’s hearse. Once again, murder has come to Lacetown.
Since the body was found in his hearse, Michael, of course, becomes a person of interest. Despite being the county coroner, he cannot do the autopsy. This brings in a rival funeral home owner and coroner for a neighboring county, a nemesis to both him and his family.
If things weren’t bad enough, Russell’s former PR man, Norbert Farthington, makes an appearance leaving Michael and Jazz to wonder if he is the killer, since his previous actions against them is hard to ignore. Norbert assisted Russell in stealing a manuscript from the very man he murdered. His willingness to help hurt Jazz and Michael makes Norbert the most logical suspect—that is until he winds up dead in Jazz’s chair at the beauty salon. Who is left?
I went back and forth with who I was convinced was the guilty party. Lo and behold I was so wrong and so surprised when the killer was finally revealed. A great love story and an even better who-done-it. Can Michael and Jazz survive more drama? Or will these murders bring them closer together? I hope there is more coming.