Really loved this first book in this series! Vivid description of the 1970’s with believable characters hooked me right away. Ellison Russell is a fantastic protagonist – I can relate to her irritation with her mother. I admit, she did frustrate me at times, but prevailed (I cannot give away the ending, but I was right there with her in the chase). I loved the fact that this had more than one victim and I was surprised as to who the culprit turned out to be! The ending kept me on edge. Great start to a new series I’m definitely a fan of! Cannot wait to pick up book 2 (Guaranteed to Bleed) Check out author Julie Mulhern’s Amazon page here:
About the book –
Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.
As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?