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Friday, 22 May 2015

Bubba Done It A Dreamwalker Myster by Maggie Toussaint

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

May 2015

ISBN: 9781432830670

Pages: 308

Contemporary, Mystery

Sinclair County, Georgia

Baxley Powell is a consultant for the police where her dreamwalking talent for talking to the dead helps solve murders.  It also makes her pet-sitting and landscaping businesses take a back seat.

While Baxley is riding with the sheriff a stabbing call comes in via a 911 call.  When they arrive at the scene they find the knife is still in the victim’s chest.  The victim is the bank president and with his last breath he whispers “Bubba done it.”

Sinclair County, Georgia, unfortunately is full of Bubbas, four of them.  Each one also has ties to the victim. Baxley dreamwalks only to find that the dead banker is forbidden to talk to her.  Now Baxley must search among the living. The top suspects are a crack-head evangelist, a politically-connected investor, a down-on-his-luck fisherman and even worse Baxley’s brother-in-law who was also the high school sweetheart of the dead man’s ex-wife.

Baxley finds more connections between each suspect and the victim as she digs for answers. With Baxley’s brother-in-law keeping company with the victim’s ex he also manages to raise suspicions about his involvement.

Baxley need to find the killer because if she doesn’t her brother-in-law could go to jail which would let the real killer to get away with it.

This is a fun mystery that keeps taking turns that will have readers guessing just who is behind the murder and why they did it.  While readers could read this as a standalone it would be greatly enhanced if they read the first book before this one.  Just as readers think they have it figured out another clue comes to light that will have them wondering if they are on the right track or not.  The story doesn’t let up until the very end.  This is series that will have mystery readers wanting to read the books and eagerly awaiting the next one.  The characters are well written and add a lot to the story.  This is one series definitely worth checking out.

Received a review copy

I give this one 5 red roses


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