First in a new cozy series featuring Skye Denison, who's reluctantly returned to her hometown of Scumble River as the new school psychologist. When ...Show synopsisFirst in a new cozy series featuring Skye Denison, who's reluctantly returned to her hometown of Scumble River as the new school psychologist. When the elderly host of a beloved children's TV program is found dead at a festival, Skye is compelled to snoop, especially when her brother is accused of the crime.Hide synopsis
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The female-sleuth is Skye Denison, and Scumble River is the small town in Illinois she is from. She is a school psychologist and has recently moved back home after losing her job.
Skye stumbles upon a dead body and is shocked to learn that it was a woman by the name of Honey Adiar, who used to date Skye's older brother Vince in high school. Of course the police think Vince killed Honey. He claims not and Skye believes him.
Skye's mother May works as a part-time dispatcher for the local police station. She wants Skye to find out who the real killer is. May thinks that Skye's background as a psychologist will be helpful - that people will open up to her.
The relationship between Skye and her mother is interesting. They love each other but get on each other's nerves. I thought it was interesting that May wanted her to get involved. Typically a mother would not want her daughter trying to solve a murder mystery, so this is an interesting twist.
Skye is smart, and does a good job of handling people and knows what to tactfully say in tough situations.
I would recommend this book.
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