A Jack McBride Mystery

Book - 2015
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"Former FBI agent Jack McBride took the job as Chief of Police for Stillwater, Texas, to start a new life with his teenage son, Ethan, away from the suspicions that surrounded his wife's disappearance a year earlier. With a low crime rate and a five-man police force, he expected it to be a nice, easy gig; hot checks, traffic violations, some drugs, occasional domestic disturbances, and petty theft. Instead, within a week he is investigating a staged murder-suicide, uncovering a decades old skeleton buried in the woods, and managing the first crime wave in thirty years. For help navigating his unfamiliar, small-town surroundings, Jack turns to Ellie Martin, one of the most respected women in town--her scandal-filled past notwithstanding. Despite Jack's murky marriage status and the disapproval of Ethan and the town, they are immediately drawn to each other. As Jack and Ellie struggle with their budding relationship, they unearth shattering secrets long buried and discover the two cases Jack is working, though fifty years apart, share a surprising connection that will rattle the town to its core."--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Skyhorse Publishing,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781634502269
Call Number: M LENHARDT
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Still water


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Jan 04, 2017

Good story with plenty of twists. I'm a woman and found the romance far-fetched, culminating in their, if I recall correctly, decision to marry within one week of meeting. C'mon now. Basically I'd call it a good girlie romance mystery. I stayed for the mystery and gagged over the romance, which I would normally appreciate if done realistically.

1dreamer Feb 27, 2016

I liked the first half. The story is about an ex FBI agent and his son. They move to a small Texas town, where the father is the new sheriff. A murder occurs on his first day on the job. Halfway through the book, the author seems to have totally forgotten the mystery story and turned it into a romance. And it just sort fizzles into confusion.

Feb 12, 2016

Good story but narrative is a little scattered and confusing. Looks like this is first book in a series. Will give the next one a try.


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