Newly engaged, Dr. Emily Hartford has nearly completed her medical studies when she learns her father has had a heart attack and has to return home. Her father has been the local coroner for years and she has many happy memories of her earlier years accompanying him on his call outs.
Although engaged to a doctor from a well to do family Nick is her first love. Now the town sheriff, he has never stopped loving her.
When a young rising equestrian star is murdered Emily steps in to help using her medical skills to uncover the murderer. In doing so emotions surface which never really went away as well as an unresolved issue from the past.
The author is the daughter of a real medical examiner drawing on personal experience and memories to write this book. The ending left me wanting to know more and eager for a sequel.
This book has a little romance, mystery, crime and a hard to pick villain (the last person I thought of). My favourite parts included details on the coroner/autopsy/medical side of things.
Emily was my favourite character. She had a lot of personality traits I admire.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free digital copy of the book in return for an honest review.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books; Reprint edition (9 July 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1643850482
- ISBN-13: 978-1643850481
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 503 g
- Customer Reviews: 38 customer ratings