Thursday, March 23, 2023

ARC Review: The Murder of Madison Garcia by Marcy McCreary

The Murder of Madison Garcia

Marcy McCreary
Series: A Ford Family Mystery (Book 2)
Publication: CamCat Books (March 28, 2023)

Description: Sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free―it gets you killed.

Detective Susan Ford notices a missed call on her phone from a number she doesn’t recognize, and when Madison Garcia, a woman with past ties to the town of Monticello, New York, is found stabbed to death the next morning, Susan realizes that Madison was the one who had called her. But why?

Susan teams up with her father, retired Detective Will Ford, to find the killer, and their investigation soon threatens to uncover Madison's family secrets―an inheritance, accidental death, money laundering, extramarital affairs, and family rivalries, just to name a few―and they don’t appreciate the Fords digging into their business.

As the investigation twists and turns, the Fords discover that Madison was planning to confess to a long-kept secret, but someone brutally silenced her. Everyone she knew is a suspect. Anyone could be her killer.

My Thoughts: This was an entertaining police procedural with a lot of complexity. 

Susan Ford, in the middle of a nasty summer cold/sinus infection, catches the case of the death of young woman. Coincidentally, or maybe not, the woman had tried to phone Susan just hours before she was murdered but didn't leave a message. 

Now Susan who is reluctantly including her father retired detective Will Ford has to figure out who wanted Madison Garcia dead. And there are loads and loads of suspects and possible reasons why someone would want her dead. 

Not only is Susan investigating suspects but she's trying to mediate between her warring parents who are no longer speaking to each other. 

Fans of police procedurals will enjoy this title. 

Favorite Quote:
A therapist once told me that my penchant for punctuality was probably an unconscious counterpoint to Mom's constant tardiness. She was wrong about was totally conscious. I relished any circumstance in which I could behave conversely to my mother. 
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from the author. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Kathy for this lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it!


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