A Relative Murder By Jude Deveraux
Book/Novel Author: Jude Deveraux
Book/Novel Title: A Relative Murder
Even the closest families have secrets hidden away. Bestselling novelist Sara Medlar is skilled at sharing stories about other people, but she hoped the truth about her own family would never surface. Her home in Lachlan, Florida, is her refuge and she loves having her niece Kate and dear friend Jack Wyatt together under her roof. The Medlar Three, as they are known around town, have sworn off getting involved in any more murder investigations. When the sheriff unexpectedly leaves on vacation, Jack is surprised to find himself appointed as deputy. So when Kate stumbles upon a dead body while visiting a friend, the Medlar Three are back in the sleuthing game. Kate also has a charming new real estate client with a mysterious past. He seems to be followed by trouble and that makes Sara and Jack uneasy. It doesn’t take long to discover that the murder and the new man in town are somehow related—the question is how. When the stranger’s true identity is revealed, Sara realizes her carefully crafted story is about to unravel and she fears she’ll lose Kate and Jack forever. But she desperately hopes that love and honesty will win out over years of lies and deceit. And besides, family is family—even if you sometimes want to kill them. A Medlar Mystery Book 1: A Willing MurderBook 2: A Justified MurderBook 3: A Forgotten MurderBook 4: A Relative Murder
Ties up mysteries I’d forgotten from previous books. Love these characters! Sara, Kate and Jack solve more murders in Lachlan
Thus series is a favorite of mine and this fourth entry is the best of them all. Quirky characters, great plot twists, humor, what more can you ask for?
I’ve read the previous books in this series, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. Sadly it could have done with some editing. There was too much rambling and though the plot was good, it got buried.
This book was one of Jude Devereux’s best work! I could not put it down! Looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next!
My heart genuinely hurts to leave this review because I genuinely love the author. But.Can we please talk about the fact that Randall is a child rapist and that’s not exonerated or made “okay” by the fact that as an adult she still has feelings for him.She was a child. Thirteen or fourteen when impregnated by a 35+ year old man. A child that age generally hasn’t even fully developed yet. And yet everyone who, for several books now, looked down on Randall for impregnating (raping) a child… has suddenly decided its all A-Okay because the child has grown up and doesn’t hate him?!I was absolutely grossed out by the revelation that since it was “wuv” it was okay but plowed through to the end of the book to see if anyone ever called out the rapist and nobody ever did… in fact, Randall turned out to be a bit of a hero. Yeah nope.I honestly can’t tell you what else happened because I was too busy flipping pages waiting for someone to actually call out the serial abuser.