Easter Egg Hunt Murder by Rachel Woods
Can you figure out who the killer is before the guilty culprit is revealed?During an Easter egg hunt, Roland “Beanie” Bean and his two-year-old son Evan are searching for eggs when they find a woman sprawled in the dirt beneath a hibiscus bush.
Little Evan thinks the lady is just sleeping, but Beanie knows better.
The nasty gash on the woman’s forehead might not have killed her, but the stab wounds in her chest appear to be fatal.
As an investigative reporter at the Palmchat Gazette, Beanie is the perfect person to cover the story, considering that he found the victim.
Narrowing down the field of suspects, Beanie finds out the victim had plenty of enemies. Not only was she unfaithful to her husband, but she was blackmailing her lover and cheating her business partner and may have been involved in a scam with a vicious island cartel.
As Beanie continues to investigate, he uncovers sinister secrets and devious motives among those who were closest to the victim. Racing to discover the killer, he ends up the target of a diabolical murderer who won’t hesitate to kill again.
I’m starting to really enjoy a good whodunit, and this is one that makes me want to continue delving into the genre.
When a dead body is found during an Easter egg hunt, there is an array of different suspects, all of whom could have had the time or opportunity to commit murder. As the story progresses, more and more motives are revealed. Everytime I thought I had it figured out, a new motive would surface for another character and I would be back to square one.
Roland, or Beanie as he is known, is a journalist. He is both the one that finds the body, and the one assigned to writing about the case. His investigative skills unearth more and more information about the victim and the suspects. I found Beanie to be a very likeable character, he is a dedicated family man, a decent journalist, and I found myself wanting to know so much more about him.
This book zigzags it’s way through suspects, constantly bringing in new potential candidates and then going back to others, in a way that effortlessly pulls you in.
A fantastic, unexpected murder mystery to get you into the holiday season.
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