Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy is the second book in the “Zoe Chambers” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, August 2014
On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?
Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn’t done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs.
This is the best book yet in this fast-paced and action-filled drama that took me my storm and I did not want to end. The author set up this story with the perfect atmosphere of a dysfunctional family where the past taints the present with a question of what are they hiding. It’s the questions that I sought as I followed the tense scenes between Zoe and her parents and her pursuit of justice and as it boiled down to a frenetic conclusion, I was breathless with anticipation as to how it all would end. This was an emotion-filled drama that had me comforted by warmth and in the next scene filled with dread. Zoe is a great heroine and I’m so glad I’m given this opportunity to get to know her better and I can’t wait to see where we go next with Zoe and the new possibilities that awaits her.