Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits is a mystery.

Gabriel Ash is opening a bookstore.  His partner, Hazel Best, is helping him put the final books on the shelves before the mayor arrives to begin the Grand Opening.  Hazel goes to pick up Gabriel’s two children from their elementary school. While there, she foils a plot to kidnap the two sons and their nanny, Frankie. Gabriel immediately suspects his estranged wife, Cathy.  Cathy had kidnapped the boys before, keeping them from their father for four years. During police questioning, the boys insist that Frankie was really the intended target.

Much of this book doesn’t follow a logical thought process, which drives me crazy.  Going way back to the kidnapping, why, if their nanny was already at the school, did Hazel go to pick up the boys? Hazel seems like an ineffectual loose cannon. Why would you become a policewoman if you hate and refuse to follow rules.  This is marketed as a police procedural but it really wasn’t one since no procedures were followed. You know it is bad when you only relate to one character, Patience, who is a telepathic dog. I read the entire book since I agreed to review it.  Luckily, you do not have to do the same. 1 star.

Thanks to the publisher, Severn House, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.

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