Macy Greeley Mysteries, Book 3
In this third entry in the fine Macy Greeley mystery series, a kidnapping/murder in the small town of Walleye Junction, Montana, keeps state-police detective Macy occupied.
Controversial radio talk-show host Philip Long is kidnapped, then murdered with Macy’s own gun, making this case clearly personal. Long had been angering the growing number of right-wing militias in the area, so they are the prime suspects until the two alleged kidnappers turn up dead of heroin overdoses.
The local authorities are satisfied that the case is solved, but Macy is not convinced; the kidnappers’ bodies had been moved, and their son is on the lam. Macy leaves her kids with her mother so she can concentrate on investigating in the small town.
Meanwhile, Long’s daughter, Emma, returns to Walleye Junction after a long, troubled absence, and suddenly prescription-painkiller abuse becomes an issue in the town
This is another complex thriller that drives much of its appeal from the author’s ability to evoke the small-town Montana setting; C.J. Box and Archer Mayor fans will feel right at home here.
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WALLEYE JUNCTION by Karin Salvalaggio. Minotaur Books (May 10, 2016). ISBN 978-1250078926. 336p.