About the book:
Welcome to Hidden Springs
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Michael Keane's stressful days as a Columbus police officer are done. He's ready to relax into his new position as deputy sheriff in his sleepy hometown. Nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky--and that's just fine with Michael.
Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. As Michael works to solve the case, it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs.
Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep you guessing.
This was an enjoyable cozy mystery with likable characters. Michael had a lot to deal with, from a murder to solve to nosy townspeople to trying to keep a wayward teenager on the straight and narrow. His aunt Lindy was a strong woman of faith and direct and honest. She had been there for him after his parents were killed when he was a teenager. He seemed to have faith, but it was barely mentioned in the story. The mystery was a bit slow with not really any clues to follow but it got more exciting as the story went on. There were a few suspects and I did have a pretty good idea of who the murderer was, but there was another twist to the story I didn't see coming. Michael had a sort-of girlfriend, but also another love interest who entered the picture. I didn't really like how he handled that situation. There was a little bit of romance in the story. I'm interested to see what happens in the next one. I would recommend it if you like cozy mysteries.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.