Title: Truly Dead (# 4)
Author: Anne Frasier
Stars: 3 out of 5
If you have never read any of the Anne Frazier Dead series do not start with number 4! You will be lost many times throughout the book.
The relationship between the two leads Elise and David take center spot in the story and the murder investigation or the mystery takes second place if not third. Elise has so much baggage the store gets weighed down to the point of losing the enjoyment of the mystery.
The story has a huge cast of characters that at times feels almost impossible to follow as well as the backstory many readers have been looking forward too.
Readers will need to suspend their belief of what they know about Police work, human nature as well as the romance between the main leads.
Thank you Netgalley for the Advance Copy
When a demolition crew uncovers several bodies inside the walls of a house where serial killer Frank J. Remy once lived, the discovery sends shock waves through the Savannah Police Department. All of the bodies were hidden before Remy’s imprisonment and subsequent death thirty-six years earlier—except for one belonging to a missing child.
Homicide partners Elise Sandburg and David Gould were the Savannah PD’s dream team, solving uncrackable crimes and catching killers. But their last case resulted in their termination from the squad, until the coroner calls them back to consult, unofficially, on a body found in the wall of a house once occupied by Remy, a killer Elise’s own father sent to jail—a killer who died in prison. The MO seems uncomfortably similar to that of a serial killer wreaking havoc in Florida.
Does Elise have a copycat on her hands? Is Remy’s influence reaching from beyond the grave? Or is Elise making connections where there are none? When her father warns her to back off the case, Elise’s shadowy family history threatens to swallow her once again. But whatever force is at work, she won’t rest until the killing stops.
Now at odds with everyone she cares about and forced to acknowledge her worsening emotional state, Elise struggles to protect the people she loves as the body count rises.
Her first memoir, The Orchard (Theresa Weir), was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians’ Best Books of 2011. Her second memoir (The Man Who Left), hit the New York Times bestseller list.