Family, Mystery, Love in a Southern Setting

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Matt Goldman is a gifted storyteller. I especially enjoyed how he introduced his story. Joey Green, a divorced father of two children who flew to Beaufort, South Carolina, to take care of his father, a retired doctor who has Lewy Body Dementia, while Joey’s mother takes a break. Lewy Body Dementia is different than Alzheimer’s. Joey’s father can remember events from the past but cannot remember current memories. I liked the example of his father retrieving his son’s luggage at the airport to demonstrate the difference.

While Joey’s mother is gone, there is a murder and the police come to talk with Joey’s father. Joey also has a romance with the next-door neighbor’s divorced daughter, Leela, who is visiting from Boston. Joey and Leela make a great team trying to figure out who really killed Thomas Hammond.

There are lots of characters to meet and lots of clues as to what really happened. The book is a quick read to enjoy on a rainy day or a day at the beach. My thanks to Bookishfirst and Forge Books for an ARC of this book. The opinions in this review are my own.