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Book Review: Revenge Served Cold

By Sandy Amazeen May 25, 2010, 7:43 GMT

Book Review: Revenge Served Cold

Kathy Spence awakens in the middle of the night and finds herself in a living nightmare. Her husband has been run down and she is the primary suspect. With an eyewitness to the crime and proof that her car was the murder weapon, it appears to be an open and shut case. Terrified for her future, Kathy turns to amateur sleuth Anne Marshall for help. Believing in Kathy s innocence, ...more

While in college Kathy Spence made a fateful decision that years later, would come back to haunt her. Happily to married law professor Elliot, Kathy suffers bouts of depression at her inability to have a baby. For his part, Elliot is supportive of Kathy but is perfectly content with just to two of them. Elliot is delighted when Ross, a former best friend from college got in touch years after a major falling out but something seems off during their quiet drink at the bar.

The night Elliot was meeting Ross, Kathy pushed past her fragile limits, crawled into a booze bottle and passed out only to be awakened later by the police. Elliot was killed in a hit and run accident with witnesses tying her vehicle to the crime and Kathy with no memory of the evening, it seems an open and shut case. Fortunately, Anne Marshall, a student of the late professor Elliot and amateur detective becomes convinced Kathy is the victim of a frame-up. What no one knows is that Anne isnít working alone; she has the assistance of her fatherís ghost who manages to point the investigation in the right direction and protect his beloved daughter from a devious, cold-blooded killer.

The killerís identity is no secret in this delightful tale that focuses more on relationships and consequences then maintaining suspense. An arguably weak point in the story is despite being a law student who knows better, Anne withholds evidence from the police and defense attorney but this doesnít take away from an entertaining, light mystery read.

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