Lindsay is a chaplain at a hospital in the coastal area of North Carolina.
Her best friend, Anna , is about to marry and Lindsay is a maid of honor. They will have a quiet and joyful wedding on the Outer Banks. At the same time, Lindsay will be able to spend Christmas with the aunt who took her in when her parents went to prison.
Lindsay had an interesting life as a child and since then too.
Life is filled with plans that never work out as expected.
Anna's wedding is high jacked by her mother and it ruins everything for everyone. Rob has lied to his Taiwanese mother and now Lindsay and he must pretend to be husband and wife. Lindsay's criminal mother shows up in a most unexpected time and place and she may have brought a murderer with her. Lindsay has broken up with Warren, the love of her life. As bad as her childhood was for Lindsay, she is finding family secrets that knock her for a loop. How could the past being so many questions to today?
And then there is a murder.
This is the first book I have read by this author. She writes with humor and humanity.
It is funny and fast moving and kept me interested from beginning to end. There are mysteries and danger and of course character development.
Lindsay and all her friends are very entertaining. Even people she has known forever can be surprising. Underneath it all, Lindsay is trying to do the right thing for everyone. She even ends up living with Kipper ( or is it Paul), a Doberman with an attitude.
If you enjoy a mystery with humor, this is a book you will like.