Sunday, August 10, 2014
LOST LEGACY by Annette Dashofy (A Zoe Chambers Mystery #2)
On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?
Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn’t done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs.
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (September 16, 2014)
Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series:
CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE #1
LOST LEGACY #2
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and bred, grew up with horses, cattle, and, yes, chickens. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT for the local ambulance service. Since then, she’s worked a variety of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husband, and their two spoiled cats live on property that was once part of her grandfather’s dairy. Her short fiction, including a 2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology. Her newest short story appears in the Lucky Charms Anthology.
My review: LOST LEGACY by Annette Dashofy (A Zoe Chambers Mystery #2)
This is the second book in the Zoe Chambers Mystery collection. I really like this series of books.
Lost Legacy is very good at keeping you guessing what is going on. I really like Zoe, Harry and Pete characters. I laughed with everyone loosing Harry by turning their back for a few minutes. I have not lost a parent that way but a two year old all the time. Lots of suspects, murder and mystery.
Zoe Chambers is a Paramedic and deputy corner. She is single and has been flirting with Pete. She takes care of a horse boarding farm, for board for her and her horse.
Police Chief Pete Adams is a good cop. His father has Alzheimer's. He has been divorced. He has been flirting with Zoe.
Harry Adams has Alzheimer's his daughter has been taking care of him but needs a vacation for a couple of weeks and drops him off without notice.
Zoe gets called out to a barn where a farmer is hanged in a barn. She knows that this barn has a weird history. Someone decades ago committed suicide and another man was murdered. Now another death is taking place.
It was Zoe's great Uncles. Her mom and grandma think they were both murdered. Her mother and stepfather have come for a visit from Florida.
More and more secrets are revealed as they look into this suicide and the two deaths decades ago. They found a letter that hints that Zoe's own fathers death might not be caused by a car accident like she was told.
The setting is Monongahela County in southeastern Pennsylvania. Lot of farm country and small town.
I read Lost Legacy and did not want to put it down till I was done. I liked the community of characters and would be glad to see them again in a new mystery.