Elizabeth Gunn is one of my go to read authors in the late 1980/70/90 I read most of her books at that time. Her books are excellent police procedures. Sarah Burk is an homicide detective in Tucson, Arizona. She is recently divorce. and living in a small apartment as the divorce hurt her financially. Her sister is a substance-abuse user who has one daughter, Denny. She is a relationship with a police officer, Will Dietz. Sarah and her Mother work to help Denny’s life. The crime scenes are described in detail. Elizabeth Gunn has another police procedural, Jake Hines set in Minnesota.
The first book of the series Sara is called a crime scene where the victim was stabbed to death. Sarah is given the lead detective part in the investigation. The twists and turns that story takes will kept you turning pages. As Sarah doesn’t have enough to do. Her sister takes her daughter with her and heads to the grocery store. Finding parking places difficult she leaves the car in a handicap parking. Denny goes to sleep waiting for her Mother and a crook needs a car and sees the car running with keys in it. He take the car and doesn’t realize Denny is in the car. The two themes are skillfully brought together. The ending will surprise. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.