Bitter End by C. J. Carmichael
Bitter Roots Mysteries, Book 3
Tule Publishing (October 2, 2018)
Murder in a small town is always personal.
When a young mother is murdered in the isolated ranching town of Lost Trail, Montana, the father of her child is the first suspect. In this case, there are two: the biological father who hasn’t seen his daughter in over a year and the adoptive father whose life hangs in the balance as he struggles with cancer.
Zak Waller is Lost Trail’s newest deputy. He’s also locked in a power struggle with the town’s old-school Sheriff. If Zak solves this case maybe he’ll finally get the respect he deserves. But is he willing to tear a family apart in the process?
An engrossing mystery set in a small town with interesting and unique characters. I had a few guesses as to who the murderer was but didn’t see the twists that were coming. Long held secrets are in abundance in this town. This book is part of a series. It can be read as stand-alone but so much better when read in order. I highly recommend.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 14, 2018)
Head over to CJ’s website and read an excerpt:
BITTER ROOT MYSTERIES SERIES
On the surface Lost Trail, Montana is a picture-perfect western town offering beautiful mountain scenery and a simple way of life revolving around the local ranches as well as a nearby ski resort. But thirty-year old Tiff Masterson and her former school-chum Zak Waller-dispatcher at the local Sheriff’s office-know there is darkness in this town, too, an evil with roots that neither of them fully understand.
Book 1: Bitter Roots
Book 2: Bitter Truth
Book 3: Bitter End
For those of you wondering if there will be a fourth book in the series…watch for future newsletters with updates about Bitter Sweet, coming in 2019.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling author, C. J. Carmichael has written over 45 novels in her favorite genres of romance and mystery. She has been nominated twice for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award, as well as RT Bookclub’s Career Achievement in Romantic Suspense award, and the Bookseller’s Best honor.
She gave up the thrills of income tax forms and double entry book-keeping in 1998 when she sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance. Since then she has published over 35 novels with Harlequin and is currently working on a series of western romances with Tule Publishing. In addition, C. J. Carmichael has published several cozy mystery series as an Indie author.
When not writing C. J. enjoys family time with her grown daughters and her husband. Family dinners are great. Even better are the times they spend hiking in the Rocky Mountains around their home in Calgary, and relaxing at their cottage on Flathead Lake, Montana.