Friday, September 14, 2012
Fire Creek by Anne Patrick
Kasey Montgomery has come home for her cousin Beth's funeral. Kasey and Beth were raised by their grandparents after their parents deaths. After thinking long and hard about Beth, Kasey decides that her death was not suicide but murder and sets out to find out the truth. Jimmy Little Raven is sure that Beth's fiance Lewis' death was not an accident but murder. Kasey takes her concerns to the sheriff who disregards them and tells her to keep writing her mysteries and leave the police work to him. Jimmy and Kasey band together to get to the bottom of Beth and Lewis' deaths. Along the way Kasey will learn things about herself and have to face the knowledge that her life had been a lie. God's help and Jimmy presence will help get her through. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The main characters of Kasey and Jimmy were believable, you just could not help but root for them to find their answers. Loved the fact that Kasey wanted to learn about Jimmy's heritage and attended his first dance with his tribe. Jimmy's character had a nice balance between his Native American heritage and his Christianity. Nice to see characters that ask God for guidance in what they want to do. Through their trials God's hand kept Kasey and Jimmy safe. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a good mystery with a little romance thrown in. I will be looking for more of Anne Patrick's books in the future.