Mortician Stuart Honich dreams about sinking his teeth into the flesh of his tormentors — his boss’s daughters. Being a cop was something Doug Milligan wanted since childhood, but his wife hates his profession and Doug will soon have to make a difficult choice. A publicity hound, Rick Strickland, will do anything to further his career and is having a secret affair with Liz Phelan, a divorcee with a drinking problem. The murder of the Milligans’ babysitter begins a series of events that could lead to the destruction of the entire Rocky Bluff Police department as well as many innocent citizens.
“Shades of Stephen King!”
Being the first in Marilyn’s Rocky Bluff PD series, I’ve read it completely out of order. However, I really enjoyed it. From the start, Marilyn has had the unique ability to address many of life’s issues in one book and segue from one to another smoothly. I have to say, without giving away the plot or the story, at one point in this particular book, I even said to myself, “Shades of Stephen King!” It is obvious that she has well researched the way uniformed law enforcement officers go about their jobs and the effect it often has on their families, especially the wives. I’m sure you will enjoy this book and then want to move on and read the rest of her series.