This is the fourth book in the Maggie McDonald series by Mary Feliz. I really, really enjoyed the first book, which I read back in May. I requested this book through NetGalley, and that made me jump out of order to read it. I do have the other two and plan to read them to catch up. There are several different topics packed into this book, but it all weaves together very nicely in solving the mystery.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this newest book in the series! I had only read the first book and started out reading an advanced copy, but I eventually bought the Kindle version. I’m definitely planning to read the other two books since I have them on Kindle as well. If the others are anything like this book, they can probably all be stand alone stories. I knew the basic characters from the first book, but anything that happened in between, the author did a good job of explaining, without revealing any important clues or whodunits.
Maggie’s best friend Tess got the call that her husband Patrick was found dead on a trail where he used to run, which was right in the line of the wildfires going on in the area in August. When Tess was arrested for the murder, Maggie knew it was up to her to investigate. They were already good friends with the police chief, Jason Mueller, and he was always grateful for her help. There were some great twists and I definitely didn’t guess who the killer was. I hope the character of Martin stays around. He seemed like such a nice guy, and I loved how he protected the boys in a situation. I found out later in the book that he himself was a dad with family in Nicaragua. You’ll have to read the book and find out more of his story!
The book was really interesting and kept me reading. I’m anxious now to catch up and read the other two books before a fifth one comes out (I haven’t heard anything about that but I’m hoping there’s more coming in this series!)
There are some great resources at the end of the book as well as a few tips for anyone who has to be involved in a disaster such as the wildfires that were taking place in this book.