Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Music of Ghosts by Sallie Bissell


Music of Ghosts (Mary Crow, book 5)

This is my first Mary Crow novel that I have read. The characters are well defined and I had no idea of where the story was going in her personal and professional life. The drama was going till the end. Some of it I did not like but hopefully thier will be another book out soon. The Suspense held up for me. I did not guess who the murder was or how.

Once I started reading I did not put the book down till it was done. I liked the story and look forward to reading more Mary Crow stories in the future.

Mary Crow is a lawyer, who helped her county get a sports park built. Mary was at the grand opening ceramony and she was worried that her family did not come for it. They did. Mary lives with her boyfriend Jonathon Walkingstick and his nine year old daughter. They have been together for years. This past month since they got back from a month visit with his daughter's grandparents at court order visit they both had changed toward her. Mary is afraid Jonathon has found someone else while he was gone.

The day before the sports park opened a bunch of collage interns at raptor rehab center went up to camp at a old haunted house back in the country. One of the girls was then murdered up thier.

The Sherrif went up to the murder scene instead of welcoming the Governor of North Carolina for the ribbon ceramony. He found out that Lisa was killed and had carvings all over her body. Lisa was also a daughter of a former North Carolina Governor. He now had a high profile case on his hands.

Mary Crow no longer did murder cases because Jonathon had asked her not to while his daughter lived at home. When things were falling apart in her personal life Nick Stratton asked her to represent him. She took the case.

Mary unraveled it piece by piece while waiting for her own personal life hang in the balance with the help of good friends she found the answers.

I have the feeling that a lot of Mary's friends have been in earlier books. I know I would like to read them sometime in the future. If your a Mary Crow fan I think you will like this. If you like mysteries that keep you guessing this will be a good one to read.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give a honest review in return from Netgalley.

04/08/2012 PUB Midnight Ink ISBN9780738735849 384 pages

Description below taken off of

An Appalachian ghost legend scares up a grisly murder

Deep in the Appalachian woods stands the old Fiddlesticks cabin, the scene of a bloody double murder from decades past. Supposedly haunted, it attracts young thrill seekers hoping to hear the killer’s ghostly fiddle music. One such visit ends tragically when a college student is strangled to death — her flesh mutilated with bizarre symbols.

The victim is Lisa Wilson, daughter of a former North Carolina governor. The ball-busting politician will eat Pisgah County for breakfast until someone is convicted. Evidence leads to the indictment of Nick Stratton, the handsome raptor specialist who was Lisa’s boss and not-so-secret crush.

Attorney Mary Crow, a county native with blood ties to the Cherokee nation, agrees to defend Nick. Did he do it, or is there a deranged mountain killer with a taste for pretty girls on the loose?

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