This is the first installment in Gabhart’s Hidden Springs Mysteries series, which is set in a small town in Kentucky. Michael Keane is a competent sheriff’s deputy who must investigate a murder committed on the courthouse steps. His investigation leads to many surprises and prompts more questions.
The author certainly captured the small-town nuances in this novel and introduced many unique, but familiar, characters. The plot twisted and thickened repeatedly throughout the book, which made for good reading. The setting was perfect for introducing this series.
I have been reading mainly Christian fiction lately, but this book is not classified as Christian. It is a clean story without foul language or sex scenes, and there are characters who are Christians, but they are not spiritual advisors to other characters. They just play their part as another small-town character.
This book is full of humor and suspense. It even contains a little romance. I stayed up late the last few nights reading this because it was hard to put down. After I finished the book last night, it took me awhile to process it before I could go to sleep. There are many layers to the story.
I received this book free from Revell Books in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.