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The Other Woman--A Vic Fallon Mystery
By Tim Smith
This is a well-crafted murder mystery. The characters are real and believable. The plot is quick-paced and full of subtle and not so subtle twists to make this story a mesmerizing read.
This mystery has an imbedded love story. The story is also set during Christmastime, a time of goodwill. Yet, this story takes many turns away from this serene scene. Suddenly, Former cop Vic Fallon is thrust into a complicated murder investigation that is hard to unravel. There are far more questions than answers in this case.
All Vic really wanted to do is to return home to Sandusky, Ohio for Christmas after his last assignment. But how did Vic get a US Senator to ask him to deliver a Christmas card for him? Why didn’t he mail it himself? Why does the recipient react angrily when she finds out who sent the card? Further, why is the FBI looking for Vic? What did he do wrong? Why does a police detective arrive in his hometown asking him questions about a killing he knows nothing about? If this isn’t enough to unravel, Vic is also involved in a romantic relationship which results in a really awful holiday for him.
The Other Woman (Vic Fallon Book 4) has all the elements of a good story. It has an intriguing plot, attention to detail and best of all a well-thought out character development. The characters are at once complex and yet very authentic. There is also a lot of well illustrated scenes that will make the reader feel like he is right part of the story. This for me is what makes a mystery so juicy to read and digest. This one really made me think.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed By: Irene S. Roth