Samantha is a solitary, quiet five year old, left by her grief-stricken father in the care of an aunt and in the company of a resentful cousin. Samantha’s every move is being watched by Susie Wilson, a sixty year old woman tortured by feelings of loneliness and despair. Spurred on by Arthur, her bumbling but unscrupulous accomplice, Susie steals Samantha away in a dramatic act of revenge.
The task of unraveling the intricate ties that bind this most unlikely criminal to her young victim falls to Sergeant Edwina “Eddie” Henderson. Following the retirement of beloved Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg. Eddie assumes the helm of the RCMP detachment in Sechelt, a sleepy town on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. Eddie must battle to gain the respect and confidence of those who now work under her. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Eddie makes bold and unpredictable decisions, keeping her detractors on their toes. But above all else, Eddie is determined to put together the pieces of a complex psychological puzzle in time to find the missing Samantha.
This is the first in the Edwina Henderson series. Picking up after Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg leaves Sechelt in the Karl Alberg series.
Several reviews on Goodreads said they found this book slow. I quite enjoyed it and got it read in 2 days. It held my interest and I was curious to find out all who, what’s, and why’s. I like Sergeant Eddie Henderson and look forward to more books in the series. I think L.R. Wright does character development very well and always enjoy her characters.
I’m doing my posting on the iPad using the Blog Press app, while I’m in Scotland. Please excuse my somewhat unevenly proportioned post!
– Posted by Peggy Ann