Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Book Review: Tangled Webs by F. M. Meredith


Return to Rocky Bluff where the local police department is busy solving a murder with numerous suspects, a new officer puts the moves on a colleague's wife, and Doug's teenage daughter becomes secretive and moody.

Tangled Webs by F. M. Meredith starts with a neighbor discovering the body of local daycare teacher, Melody White. People knew someone had been stalking the woman, but the investigation shows her ex-husband and one of her co-workers might also have a motive. 

Officer Gordon Butler--one of my favorites--is training the latest new hire, but he can't understand why his wife doesn't like him. He brushes Dakota Ayala's actions off as being overly eager, just like he was when he first started. Could there be something more?

Beth has made great strides since moving in with the Milligans. So, when she starts acting strangely, Doug and Stacey are worried. They hope they can discover what's going on with her.

Meredith's trademark style of blending personal and professional lives of law enforcement is fully evident in the fourteenth installment of the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. I've so enjoyed watching these characters develop book after book. Ryan and Barbara Strickland, Abel and Maria Navarro, Felix and Wendy Zachary, Doug and Stacey Milligan, Gordan Butler and more have gone through numerous professional and personal changes over the years. The introduction of a new police chief several books back also brought some changes for everyone as well. Because the author has stayed true to exploring how the job affects personal lives and vice versa, the reader truly gets to feel like these characters are friends they get to know. 

As with other books in the series, there are subplots that play out alongside the other main plots. This helps the reader keep up to date with the goings on of minor characters, too. 

A police procedural that makes you feel like you are part of this community is what you find in Tangled Webs.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08C475W13
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (June 30, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 202 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8660060618

This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you so much for this great review. Writing this series is like writing about family.

Lark said...

I've never read this author before, but this series sounds like a lot of fun!

Cheryl said...

You're welcome, Marilyn. I am glad to catch up with some of my favorites.

Lark, it really is a great series. You can check out Marilyn's website at