Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | March 26, 2017

A small town, a big secret and murder

no accidentHidden Springs is a very small town. Everyone knows everybody and secrets are hard to keep.  When the town realtor falls down a flight of stairs in a house known for its own mysteries, the coroner rules it an accident. Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane wants to agree, but circumstances and clues point to foul play.  When a teenager, who is a possible witness to the incident, is threatened along with her family and a man is murdered in the same house, Deputy Sheriff Keane must re-think the first case and discover who is guilty of murder and why.

A.H. Gabhart has continued the story of Hidden Springs in “Murder Is No Accident”.  Just as any small town, Hidden Springs is full of character and characters.  Even in Hidden Springs, truths long hidden come to light when murder crops its ugly head.

If you grew up in a small town, you know the drill.  You are either clamoring to get out or fighting someone to stay.  Most of the citizens in Hidden Springs have dug in their roots, but some who come back only to visit or tend to the needs of aging relatives are itching to leave.  Michael Keane and his life-long love, Alex are struggling to maintain a long distance relationship.  When Alex returns to take care of her uncle who has had a stroke, she must decide whether to marry Michael or leave him and Hidden Springs forever.

Gabhart twists mystery after mystery–both ancient history and new struggle to find an answer.  Will the house continue to hold an aura of mystery?

“Murder Is No Accident” is an excellent mystery and suspense-filled story about a small town and its people.  At some point, the reader will figure it out, but there is an element of mystery that will be withheld until the end.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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