Crime consultant Scott Drayco is in the middle of a thorny case in Washington, D.C. involving murder victims who were all wheelchair-bound. Then, out of the blue, he gets a worried call from a friend on Virginia’s Eastern Shore about an attack on an innocent disabled girl.
Working once again with Sheriff Sailor and Deputy Nelia Tyler, Drayco discovers almost everyone believes the girl’s attack was an accident. But he begins to suspect otherwise when he crosses paths with a badly disfigured man and the man’s enigmatic Goth son, as well as one of the smoothest and most dangerous figures Drayco has encountered in his career.
Meanwhile, his conflicted feelings toward the soon-to-be-divorced town councilman’s wife, Darcie Squier, continue to simmer under the surface and threaten to undermine his focus and cloud his judgment. But he’s well aware he needs to keep his faculties razor-sharp if he’s to solve the riddle of whether the cases in D.C. and the Eastern Shore are linked – or is he dealing with not one monster, but two?
I fell in love with Drayco in Requiem for Innocence. Not only is he a great detective but also a caring friend, and doesn’t want just anyone to blame. Only the one guilty.
While in Cape Unity Drayco meets Virginia, a 12 year old wheel-chair bound beautiful girl who is feared to be targeted for murder. At first he believes this is only an accident and those that believe otherwise are nuts, or just too protective. After many unfolding tangles and secrets this small community is turned upside down.
During the investigation, there are more murders, more attempts on Virginias life and few romantic interest thrown in. I found myself truly disliking a lot of these residents. From gambling, to drinking, stealing and love triangles these people are all connected in one way or another. Its not until Beth’s secret diary is found(after her death) that the webs start to unravel.
….Let me stop there and talk about this lil B&B for a moment. I have always wanted to go to one of these, but The Crab seems like the perfect place. Nice and comfy, close to the ocean. Good food and good friends. Humm, okay sorry I had to dream for a minute. Now back to the story….
The Gatewood’s come from old money, on both sides, but Winthrop doesn’t know how to manage it. The Harston’s were complete opposite. The only thing that tied these two families together was the birth of their children, and their mid-wife(nurse). There is more…but you’ll have to read the book to find out 😉
BV Lawson is a wonderful storyteller. Trust me and pick up one of her books, this way you can see for yourself, the agree with me 🙂
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through ChoosyBookworm in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.