This is the 12th book in the McKinley Mysteries series. I haven’t read any of the previous books, but they are all different stories, so you don’t have to read them in any order.
Sean and Sara are investigators for “Pay It Forward Investigations” (Quick recap) Sara and Sean used to work for Albany police department, and they would still be there if it hadn’t been for Sean and a random act of kindness to an elderly gentleman. And who in turn paid it forward ….. The man was in fact a multimillionaire, and so Sean and Sara were rich overnight……
The couple are called in after a murder involving a runner is committed. (Their personal trainer has asked for they’re help)
There aren’t many suspects, and sadly for Sean his idol is in the frame (Levi is a pitcher for a baseball team)
The police have closed the case and called it an accident, but Sean wants to find out more, the more he listens to the detective, the more he thinks they aren’t really interested, it’s an open and shut case!!!!
As the case evolves, both Sean and Sara are convinced it wasn’t an accident. If it was Levi, then why?
I have to admit I’m not usually a fan of husband and wife duo’s (I instantly think of the old 80’s telly series “Hart to Hart”) but I was pleasantly surprised, it’s really well written, Sean and Sara bounce along pretty well. Plenty of laughs and a few surprises. And the fact they don’t have a perfect marriage (Sara finds out that Sean is a huge sports fan and kept it from her) it doesn’t seem like much, but if it’s important to Sean then Sara wants to know, she feels a little hurt, is there anything else he’s hiding? Is there more to her husband than meets the eye?
We have a few characters that have been in previous books, and they all seem relevant to the story (nothing worse than having people that aren’t really needed in the story)
It’s a short story, so it won’t take long to find out whodunnit.
And the murderer is …..
Well you will have to read to find that bit out😉