This is definitely one of those books that will keep you guessing until the very end! The main character, Charlie Caldwell, is a returning Vietnam Vet who went through a terrible time, which he can not get out of his head--nor can he talk about it. At that time Vets were not always treated the way they should have been and most, to this day, have not recovered from what that war entailed. He goes home to a place for which he has no real affection only to find out that the girl who has ruined him for all others has been murdered.
As he tries to unravel this murder he meets a woman who has a little girl. He immediately knows he likes her-but kind of holds back-for a while. He also meets up with an honest and caring attorney who worries about all involved-not just his client. And slowly but surely the killer instincts taught him by the army begin to appear, but only when someone he likes is threatened.
This is the story primarily of a man trying to get his life or a life back after the horrors of war and the remaining problems of his childhood. I truly loved this novel and defy you to guess "Who really Murdered Miranda Costa?"
From the back of the book:
...Miranda DeCosta has been murdered. Death, as Charlie Caldwell has so cruelly learned, cheats one out of any opportunity to set life on the correct path.
Charlie has come to devinia, the tiny central California town where he grew up, bent on confronting Miranda over the event that defined and destroyed every romantic relationship he has ever entertained.
Questions about Miranda's unraveling life and violent murder gradually invade Charlie's consciousness. Bits and pieces of seemingly insignificant information begin to nag at him causing him to question whether the man locked behind bars and charged with her murder is, on fact, the real killer.
Become enthralled while Charlie takes his first baby-steps towards reinventing himself, solves the question of who really murdered Miranda DeCosta and discovers another unforgettable woman who will reshape his life. Thick Fog on Pacheco will take you where Fifty Shades of Grey did not. (MY Note: This is nothing like 50 Shades-the love scenes are tender and well written about a couple obviously in love!)
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About the author: (from PR material)
Mr. McCabe’s 2012 debut novel, Betrayed, attracted both national and international attention rising in the U.S. to #8 in Amazon’s promotional Mystery – Thriller category and making it to #40 on Amazon’s Mystery, Thriller & Suspense list in Germany for English language books, garnering strong reviews and solid reader support. Mr. McCabe has been interviewed on nationally syndicated radio shows including WGCV radio from Washington, D.C., and WCIT from Lima, Ohio. Feature articles about Mr. McCabe have appeared in major publications such as AOL Finance, Kiplinger Review, Business Insider Magazine.
R.P. McCabes Website
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