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Snow Mercy*

Of Murder and Muggings

Sarah and Amanda are just out shopping when they are accosted by a short man who wants to mug them. They don’t take him too seriously, and soon they decide to get him a bite to eat and perhaps buy him some better clothes. Soon, a man is murdered, and the would-be mugger is suspect number one. The ladies don’t believe he’s guilty and set out to protect him and figure out what actually happened. Manford’s past comes back to haunt him.

I’ve read quite a lot of books by Wendy Meadows, and I don’t quite recall the problem that I’m seeing in this book being in the other ones I’ve read. For whatever reason, in this book, she does a lot of head hopping. Scenes, to me, flow more seamlessly if they’re in the head of one character for discrete chunks of time. At times in this book, the viewpoint character shifted from paragraph to paragraph, which is disconcerting and jarring. There is a lot of humor in this book; the first scene of the near mugging is actually quite humorous as the women just will not take him seriously. The book has sufficient suspense and mystery surrounding Manford, with good twists and turns that kept me turning the pages to see how it would turn out.