The third book of the Oakwood mysteries does not disappoint and is the best so far. Charlie Carpenter has new neighbors in the rental unit, a Dr Paxton Sharpe and his family. The family does not intermix with neighbors until one day Charlie hears a blood curling scream. Upon investigating she find the body of the stepdaughter in the basement. The county police take over the case and her boyfriend, Detective Marcus Trenault is forbidden to have anything do with case. Charlie is not happy with the way the investigation is growing as she feels a column in the local paper ‘ASK JACKIE’ is the key. The twists and turns you encounter will have guessing. I kind of realize the prep but didn’t guess the motive. It was will hidden until reveal. Yes, Charlie has new neighbors, who will surprise you. I HIGHLY recommend this book and series.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Alibi for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.