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By Janet LaPierre
Reviewed by Cherie Jung
Trouble has settled on the small northern California coastal town of Port Silva, home to teacher, Meg Halloran and her police chief husband, Vince Gutierrez. In this economically depressed time, tension is growing between the Anglo and Mexican inhabitants of Port Silva. Violence has erupted more than once. Murder follows. The town and its people seem to be coming apart at the seams, so to speak.
In this sixth novel of the Port Silva series, the author takes us back and reacquaints us with old friends. Friends who are in a bit of trouble. The police chief is struggling to do his job, while the mayor wants to hush things up. Meg runs afoul of some of the local hoodlums. Other citizens disappear or wind up dead.
For loyal readers of this series, you won't be disappointed. For readers new to the series, you are about to meet a group of characters that you will, no doubt, embrace as friends. And from time to time, you'll probably find yourself checking your northern California map, just to be sure you can't get to Port Silva from wherever you are.
Janet LaPierre is a talented storyteller and one of my favorite writers. She is able to make her characters come alive and before you know it, you will be transported from your reading chair to the streets of Port Silva. Just watch out. The streets are a bit meaner than they used to be!
Other books in this series include: UNQUIET GRAVE, CHILDREN'S GAMES, THE CRUEL MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, and OLD ENEMIES.
You may wish to visit the author's website or visit Amazon.com where they have an interview with Janet LaPierre.
Check out the Perseverance Press website for more information about this book and others they are publishing.
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