Susan Slater,
Rollover: A Dan Mahoney Mystery
(Poisoned Pen Press, 2014)

Susan Slater's Rollover is an excellent mystery. It doesn't just involve murders; there is so much other stuff going on in a seemingly sleepy small town!

The writing is very solid, the plot intricate and baffling -- though it did resolve neatly -- and the pacing excellent. All the characters, major and minor, are well-written and very real, and while the ending resolved the plot, there was left a lot of believable ambiguity among various people's motivations.

The premise is based on a true crime that (unlike in the book, which is pure fiction) remains unsolved. Intriguing!

This is the second book in the series, and I am eager to read the first. The first is definitely not required -- Rollover is a fine place to step in.

book review by
Amanda Fisher

6 September 2014

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