A Relative Murder
Series: Medlar Mystery #4
by Jude Deveraux
Publication Date March 29, 2022
Published by MIRA
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Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
Even the closest families have secrets hidden away.
Bestselling novelist Sara Medlar is skilled at sharing stories about other people, but she hoped the truth about her own family would never surface. Her home in Lachlan, Florida, is her refuge and she loves having her niece Kate and dear friend Jack Wyatt together under her roof. The Medlar Three, as they are known around town, have sworn off getting involved in any more murder investigations.
When the sheriff unexpectedly leaves on vacation, Jack is surprised to find himself appointed as deputy. So when Kate stumbles upon a dead body while visiting a friend, the Medlar Three are back in the sleuthing game. Kate also has a charming new real estate client with a mysterious past. He seems to be followed by trouble and that makes Sara and Jack uneasy.
It doesn’t take long to discover that the murder and the new man in town are somehow related—the question is how. When the stranger’s true identity is revealed, Sara realizes her carefully crafted story is about to unravel and she fears she’ll lose Kate and Jack forever. But she desperately hopes that love and honesty will win out over years of lies and deceit. And besides, family is family—even if you sometimes want to kill them.
A Medlar Mystery
Book 1: A Willing Murder
Book 2: A Justified Murder
Book 3: A Forgotten Murder
Book 4: A Relative Murder
A Relative Murder by Jude Deveraux is her fourth book in her Medlar Mystery series and can be read as a stand-alone book. This lovely mystery has fascinating characters and a mystery that I couldn’t put down.
Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and their friend Jack have given up on solving murders, but when the sheriff leaves town and deputizes Jack to take his place, they all get involved in one more murder that takes place on their friend, Charlene’s farm on the outskirts of town. This murder investigation also opens up family drama for Sara and Kate. Will their relationship survive the secrets?
This is a twisty mystery that had me on the edge of my seat until the end. These characters are well developed and I liked Sara, Kate, and Jack immediately. They are smart, curious, and kind characters. I also enjoyed the pacing of the story as I was immediately immersed in the story and couldn’t wait to find out who was the murderer as well as the family secrets.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.