Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon is the fourth book in the “Webb’s Glass Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, coming November 28, 2017
When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer’s cover.
Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah’s first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis’s return home has her reflecting on the past–a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father’s records sheds new light on Dennis’s history, but it seems his present life wasn’t so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it’s up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.
This is another great edition to this delightfully engaging series where Savannah’s sleuthing ability is called upon when a former boyfriend is found dead. The mystery was nicely done and the pacing was on par with how readily the story captured my attention. I quickly became immersed in all that was happening. The author did a great job in setting the stage where nothing is as it seems and it’s the anticipation on how this will end that kept me reading until the end. There was plenty of suspects and clues to keep me guessing and when I thought I had handle on who the killer was, the author changed direction that propelled me further into the story. I like that while seeking a killer, we also got to see the personal side of Savannah’s struggles there as well. All the main characters played pivotal roles that enhanced the telling of this tale. This was a fun book to read that boasted a lovable cast of character, good conversation and a great story to be told. I look forward to more adventures with Savannah and the gang.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author.