Rick was just going through a thing. That was my number one takeaway from the staff wives’ retreat. Just a thing that forty-five-year old men go through. The man was brilliant, compassionate, and looked like Don Draper, so temptation was his daily battle. I had to have a little sympathy,didn’t I? After all, I knew he was a flirt when I married him. And, as the other wives kept reminding me, neither his midlife crisis, nor Izzy’s internship would last forever. I had no reason at all to freak out or start talking to lawyers or anything like
Its a murder mystery which should be all dark and serious but it’s not at all. I like that there is humor throughout the book. Book of Judges is full of enough twists that you don’t solve the mystery before the end. Its really cool that it’s set in Portland and mentions places I’ve been too. The characters are likeable (most of them because who wants to like Rick? ). Traci has done a good job creating characters that you feel strongly about. I like that Maura has plenty of personal issues to figure out all while trying to solve a murder. It makes her more relatable to the reader. I got caught up in the story and wanted to know what happened next. Book of Judges is the first book in the Maura Garrison series.
I received this book from the publisher to read and write my honest review.
About the Author
Traci Tyne Hilton is the author of The Plain Jane Mysteries, The Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries and the Tillgiven Romantic Mysteries. When not writing she has been known to knit socks, play the spoons, and teach Sunday School, though these days she is most often seen in her role as taxi-driver to busy children.She has been indie publishing since 2010, and though she’s had offers from small and large presses, she hasn’t gone hybrid yet. She was the Mystery/Suspense Category winner for the 2012 Christian Writers of the West Phoenix Rattler Contest, a finalist for Speculative Fiction in the same contest, and has a Drammy from the Portland Civic Theatre Guild. She blogs at TheWriteConversation.blogspot.com.