Jessica Fletcher must tread lightly when investigating a homegrown homicide....
Jessica has always been civic-minded, so when the director of the Cabot Cove Women's Shelter asks her to join the board of directors, she readily accepts, even though the shelter has been in the crosshairs of an unreasonable councilman who'd like to see it closed.
One night while Jessica is at the shelter, a woman walks in battered and bruised. Her husband is a respected businessman and regarded by all as a pillar of the community. Could this paragon of virtue have beaten his wife?
Despite Jessica's support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse. But a few days later, the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder.
Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman's family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violence - and that the real killer may be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison....
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As a a fan of the Murder She Wrote tv series, I decided to give the book a chance. I wasn't disappointed. In my mind's eye, I could see Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach as they palyed the characters on tv. I could also picture the town and all the other familiar characters like Seth and Mort. This could have easily been an episode that I have already seen in one of the many reruns of the long running show. The only difference was that the story took place over a period of months instead of the days depicted on the show. Sandra Burr did a good job narrating the story. All in all it was a pleasant reading/listening experience.
yes, I love the series
I think this story had so much more potential. The subject matter is a serious one, but I think the author could have expanded the story line or the characters more. It was bland.
Bain and Fletcher were just not up to par with this book. There wasn't much mystery at all. It felt more like a lecture. The subject matter was important but the subject matter wasn't woven into a good story. I also did not like the reader. The voices were bland and thus the characters were difficult to differentiate from. An okay read but certainly not my favorite.
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