Tuesday, May 22, 2007

House of Secrets by Jeffery S. Savage

This is the first of Jeffery Savage's Shandra Covington Mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down.

Shandra Covington simply assumed her grandmothers' house was sold after her grandmother hastily moved in with Shandra and her mother two decades ago. Yet, here it was, deeded to Shandra in her grandmother's will.

Shandra, single, aggressive, and an accomplished journalist, has tender memories of the time spent as a young girl in the old house on the hill, and her curiosity and sentimentality lead her to a final visit to the forgotten home. What she discovers shocks Shandra to her very core. Not only is the house still filled with her grandmother's old belongings, but there is also a body, long since dead, and covered with the same thick layer of dust as the rest of the items in the house.

Returning with the sheriff and his handsome deputy, Clay, they find the body missing. In its place is another body-this one dead less than 12 hours. And all evidence points to Shandra.

Desperate to clear her name and uncover the truth behind these troubling mysteries, Shandra puts her journalistic training to use. Between the reluctant townspeople, ominous warnings, and physical threats, Shandra learns the truth, little by little-knowing full well that someone is determined to keep old secrets buried, even it means burying Shandra as well . . .

1 comment:

Heather B. Moore said...

I think this is my favorite Savage book. I love Shandra Covington's character. Although I'm the opposite personality from her, it gave me a lot of laughs.