Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

January 2013 Books

January 7, 2013
Grounds to Kill, [Barista #1) by Wendy Roberts

January 8, 2013
Footprints in the Sand [Piper Donovan #3] by Mary Jane Clark
Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
Hiding Gladys [Cleo Cooper #1] by Lee Mims
Burden of Truth [Birdie Keane #1] by Terri Nolan
The Llama of Death [Gunn Zoo #3] by Betty Webb
Revenge of the Crafty Corpse [Anastasia Pollack #3] by Lois Winston
Collateral Damage [Stone Barrington #25] by Stuart Woods

January 9, 2013
Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder [Geezer-Lit #4] by Mike Befeler
Die Easy [Charlie Fox #10] by Zoe Sharp

January 16, 2013
Cold Feet [Stella Lavender #2] by Karen Pullen

January 22, 2013
Miss Dimple Suspects [Miss Dimple #3] by Mignon F. Ballard
The Silence of the Llamas [Black Sheep Knitting #5] by Anne Canadeo
Arsenic and Old Puzzles [Puzzle Lady #14] by Parnell Hall

January 29, 2013
Out of Circulation [Cat in the Stacks #4] by Miranda James
Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria[Tara Holloway #4] by Diane Kelly
Easter Bunny Murder [Lucy Stone #19] by Leslie Meier
Front Page Fatality [Headlines in Heels #1] by LynDee Walker

A Haunting Dream by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Haunting Dream

A Haunting Dream by Joyce and Jim Lavene is the fourth book in the “Missing Pieces” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, December 2012

The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. Sometimes it leads her to lost keys or earrings—and sometimes it leads her to murder.

When her boyfriend Kevin’s ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck looking for a second chance, Dae suddenly finds herself facing certain heartache. And while her romantic life is in shambles, she’s even more concerned by the sudden change in her gift. After touching a medallion owned by a local named Chuck Sparks, Dae is shocked when her vision reveals his murder—and a cry for help.

Dae doesn’t know what to make of the dead man’s plea to “Help her,” until she has another vision about a kidnapped girl—Chuck’s daughter, Betsy. With a child missing, the FBI steps in to take over the case. But Dae can’t ignore her visions of Betsy, or the fact that Kevin’s psychic ex-fiancée might be the only person who can help find her.

This was a very good read from beginning to that inquisitive conclusion and I can’t wait to see where that takes Dae and her friends. In the latest happenings in Duck, NC, Dae’s touch of a medallion leads to the discovery of a dead body, a missing child and the arrival of Kevin’s ex-fiancée that results in an captivating whodunit that was hard to put down. This fast-pace drama had plenty of twists that had me changing directions as to who was doing what to whom and when it was all said and done, this was an enjoyable story with great dialogue lead by a strong and remarkable heroine whose only goal is to do the best for her town. This is the best one yet in this charmingly pleasant series.