Missing Persons

A Kate Conway Mystery
Missing Persons: A Kate Conway Mystery. Plume: Penguin Group (USA). May 2011. c.280p. ISBN 9780452297067. pap. $15. M
Kate isn't prepared to be the prime suspect when her 37-year-old almost-ex-husband dies of a heart attack. A freelance TV producer of true crime shows, she finds her work converging in a very uncomfortable way with her personal life. While researching and interviewing people for a missing person story, Kate soon wonders if the two cases overlap. The dual mystery clouds Kate's viewpoint, so we have plenty of suspects to consider as the tension builds. If you've enjoyed O'Donohue's "Someday Quilts" series (The Double Cross), be sure to try her new protagonist.
VERDICT Perfect for fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan's "Charlotte McNally" series (Prime Time), this title provides a true traditional mystery with two puzzles to solve and plenty of motives.

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