Writers Tricks of the Trade ISSUE 3, VOLUME 7 - Page 29

RE-LA Menu M ARTHA A. C HEVES — R ESIDENT R EVIEWER D EAD M AN ’ S I MAGE By, Edna Curry ISBN: 978-1304087928 Publisher: LuLu Books Publication Date: May 30, 2013 Pages: 196 Kindle, paperback M ARTHA C HEVES A UTHOR /R EVIEWER It was just after dark when they turned off the interstate onto a winding, two- lane blacktop. He grinned. He knew this road, it had plenty of hills, curves and lakes. In fact, there was one spot in particular that was dangerous. That spot was a sharp curve overlooking a steep valley of the St. Croix River. It would be perfect. No one would suspect that it wasn't an accident. As they neared the dangerous curve, he stayed fairly close to the red Chevy. He wasn't taking any chances on losing them. He stepped on the gas to get closer, then as they rounded the curve, he suddenly raced alongside and forced the little Chevy off the road. Lacey Summers is a licensed private investigator but when the phone rang and it was a man asking her to take a case regarding his death, she was curious but also a bit lost. He explained to her that he was a long-haul truck driver who had just returned home to find his picture in the paper. He had been murdered. She tried to tell him that all he had to do was go to the police department, show his ID and they would see that they have the wrong name for the body. Then he explained to her that the woman who saw a man dumping 'his' body gave a description to the police and the dumper and dumpee both looked alike! What the trucker couldn't believe after sneaking into the funeral home with Lacey was that the dead man looked identical to him. Who was he and why was he killed? I must be losing my touch or authors are simply adding more twists to the story. About 1/3 through the book I had it all figured out. I knew who did it and why. I took my theory all the way to the last couple of chapters. Boy was I surprised to find out that I was completely wrong. This book took me on some winding curves that led me to a big surprise as to who and why. Turns out this is book 2 in the series and you can bet I'm going to go back and read book 1 Yesterday's Shadow and then head for book 3 Dead in Bed. This author is good! W RITERS ’ T RICKS OF THE T RADE P AGE 21 E DNA C URRY , A UTHOR F ALL 2017