by Deirdre Verne
CeCe is an interesting character and the story is well written and will keep you interested and intrigued until the last page.
~Shelley’s Book Case
This is a good mystery with twists you don’t expect…
I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes…Deirdre certainly has a talent for plot twists.
Drawing Conclusions is really thrilling and exciting, full of twists. Do not start it the night before you go to sleep because you risk a sleepless night.
(A Sketch in Crime Mystery)
Setting: New York
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (February 8, 2015)
Paperback: 312 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00S1MTLDQ
Cece dumpster dives her way through this suspense-filled murder mystery…
Cece Prentice is a most unusual young woman. Heiress to a large fortune thanks to her doctor father, who is the head of a genome company on Long Island, Cece is also a freegan—ecologically-minded and socially conscious. If that happens to include dumpster diving for half an old hamburger, previously started by someone she has never met, then so be it.
Cece would still be going about her ordinary, albeit weird, life had her beloved twin brother Teddy not been murdered. Drawn into the police investigation, CeCe uses her sketching abilities and knowledge of her father’s company to provide Detective DeRosa with the clues he needs to ferret out what happened to Teddy. But she soon realizes that this mystery is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
There is so much I loved about this story I just don’t know where to begin and I have to be very careful not to give anything away.
We meet Cece while she is dumpster diving and then we learn that she is a “Freegan” and is from a very wealthy family. She is also a sketch artist and captures the nuances of faces in an uncanny way. She has a twin brother, Teddy, who works with their father at a lab that researches DNA. Her father is known all over the world for his work. She lives in a house with 4 other ecologically-minded and socially conscious friends, Charlie, who is her twin brother’s best friend, Trina, Becky and Jonathan.
We learn very quickly that her twin brother has been killed. It is Cece’s artistic ability and her knowledge of her father’s company that brings her in to the middle of the investigation of his death but the investigation goes off in some truly unexpected tangents that will change her life and others in monumental ways.
I started reading this story and just couldn’t stop. Every time a clue connected it seemed to twist the story into another direction and this continued throughout the whole story. I was like “wow”, “no way”, oh my stars!” and then the final twist so good…I couldn’t wait to write this review to tell you all about it!!
I truly don’t know how the author is going to top this story in the next installment but I want to be first in line to read it!!
About This Author
Deirdre Verne (Scarsdale, NY) is a college professor and an active college blogger. A writer for the millennium crowd, Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character who Dumpster dives her way though a suspense-filled mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s short stories appear in all three New York chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters.
www.deirdreverne.com (web page)
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