Coming out today is this new book:
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Stress is a constant in Detective Miriam Rome’s life due to her heavy caseload. Now she’s facing an especially gruesome crime: a pediatrician’s wife has been brutally murdered, and a Bible verse written in her blood is found at the scene. As the tranquil city of Union Park, Texas, is left reeling, Detective Rome pursues every possible lead in her search for the murderer. When a second slaying—and second bloody quote—seems to confirm that a serial killer is at large, Rome is forced to turn to her former partner for his particular insight. Father Augustine Treece had walked away from police work, but now Rome’s request has drawn him back into the grisly world he thought he’d left behind.Working to stay ahead of the murders, Detective Rome and Father Treece must forgive their past to protect the next victim…a task that tests Rome’s limits when the killer hits too close to home.
In many ways this book reminded me of the Bones TV series, with love lost, but found, but structured. Somehow the personal story edges out the mystery at hand. Not necessarily a bad thing I found myself in the first half wanting to skip over the mystery sections and get the dialogue between Miriam and Augustine, as it held more charge and interested. Eventually it all equalled out, and you'll figure out the killer early, but again the play between Miriam and Augustine will keep you reading. I>t's a decent read, perfect for reading by the beach, as you won't feel pulled if you put it down to immediately pick it back up, so it can last you all week without a problem.
About the Author:
A native Texan, Mica Stone has one husband (a petroleum geologist by day, an author by night), two pseudonyms (for speculative fiction and romance), three rescue dogs, four kids (all redheads), and five rescue cats. She has been published since 1993 and is the author of more than fifty books. Rite of Wrongs is the first to appear under her own name.