“Turn one page and the story rushes forward with a momentum that makes the book a veritable page-turner.”
–Grady Harp: AMAZON HALL OF FAME/TOP 50 REVIEWER/VINE VOICE
Eight years ago, Michigan retirees, Jack and Beverly Donnelly, had helped Libby Newton recover from an unspeakable tragedy. Now the tables are turned and it’s the old couple who need Libby’s help when the most recent consequences of Beverly’s progressing dementia have left the old couple homeless. Libby, now the general manager of Banyan Bay Resorts, one of Orlando’s premier timesharing properties, secretly stashes the old couple in a new luxury unit intended for the resort’s VIP guests until she can find them a new home.
But the problems start almost immediately as Beverly’s dementia leaves her in a state of constant confusion over her unfamiliar surroundings and when she announces that she’s seen “Thanksgiving pilgrims” unloading boxes behind the resort’s pizzeria, Beverly’s announcement falls on deaf ears – until Rebecca Kendall, an attorney from Seattle, shows up at the resort a short time later, trying to retrace the last steps of her nineteen-year-old daughter, who’d abandoned her old life to embrace the Amish ways, only to be found dead in a south Florida motel six weeks earlier. Libby doesn’t believe the two incidents are connected until Beverly is found dead a short time later, the tragic victim of a double homicide.
With the help of her sister, Mia, who’s in Florida doing an exposé on one of the world’s most elusive treasure hunters, the amateur female sleuths retrace Beverly’s last steps – only to stumble upon a killer who soon has the sisters convinced that poor Beverly had been the sanest one of them all. In this wild ride of a murder mystery that starts in Orlando, the timeshare capital of the world and ends in a Key West adventure, the two sisters learn firsthand that honoring family secrets can be just as deadly as drug smuggling the forbidden cargo…