Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Book Review: End of the Trail by Marilyn Meredith

Deputy Tempe Crabtree is back in a new story that finds her drawn into the search for a missing hiker that could put her life in danger.

In End of the Trail by Marilyn Meredith, Tempe decides to join the search for a missing hiker. At a nearby campsite, she finds the hiker's wife and two of their close friends. Tempe quickly realizes there is more to this than meets the eye.

As people try to prevent Tempe from discovering the truth, she finds herself in harm's way. She will need to count on her husband Pastor Hutch, her friend Nick Two John, and maybe even her ghost hunting friend to solve this one.

I didn't realize how much I missed Tempe until I started this book. All the residents of her little community, the Bear Creek Inn, and the fabulous location came flooding back from previous Tempe adventures. Her Native American ancestry also plays a role.

As Meredith has always done well, she works Tempe's everyday life into the plot of the unfolding investigation. Fans of the series will recognize familiar names and be introduced to some newcomers.

Another thing I appreciate about Meredith's writing is that it gets right to the point. End of the Trail opens with a well-written conversation between Tempe and Hutch that hooks the reader into the story. I simply couldn't walk away and read it in between meetings and other daily chores.

I found the last chapter of End of the Trail piquing my curiosity of what the future looks like for Tempe and Hutch. It will be interesting to see what Meredith comes up with next.

If you like engaging police stories, you'll want to grab End of the Trail. This is a stand alone story, but part of the joy of picking this one up is that I knew these characters before. It's worth starting from the beginning.

File Size: 2603 KB
Print Length: 175 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: B087SFTC6K
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: 31 Months LLC (May 1, 2020)
Publication Date: May 1, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English

I was gifted a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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