Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder?
Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies—elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building—set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, endangering another troubled family struggling to survive.
The Fog Ladies are a group of women living in the same building who band together as friends and sleuths. This story has them trying to discover the truth about a killing in the news. Sarah, one of the fog ladies, met the man accused before the crime occurred, and isn’t sure she believes he can be the killer.
This was a very interesting mystery. It reads like something halfway between a traditional mystery and a cozy with a bit of humor. I really enjoyed the mystery storyline and getting to know the characters. This is book 2 in a series, but it was no problem starting at this point – there is enough backstory and explanation to know what’s going on but it doesn’t bog down the story. I will be watching out for more from Susan McCormick!
About the Author
Susan McCormick is a writer and doctor who lives in Seattle. She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University School of Medicine, with additional medical training in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, where she lived in an elegant apartment building much like the one in the book. Susan served as a doctor in the U.S. Army for nine years before moving to the Pacific Northwest and civilian practice as a gastroenterologist. In addition to the Fog Ladies series, she also wrote Granny Can’t Remember Me, a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and The Antidote, a timely middle grade medical fantasy released May 2021. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons. She loves giant dogs and has loved an English Mastiff, Earl, and two Newfoundlands, Edward and Albert.
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