Author : Susan Calder
Publisher : BWL Publishing Inc.
ISBN : 9781772994056
About Ten Days in Summer
Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its ten-day Stampede festival. When a hoarder dies in a suspicious house fire, adjuster Paula Savard sets the revelry aside to handle the property insurance claim. But Paulas interviews with the hoarders bickering heirs raise questions. What are they hiding from each other and the police? Are they trying to help or to sabotage the investigation? Did one of them set the blaze to kill a relative and hasten an inheritance? The case turns personal when Paulas daughter becomes involved with a suspect and moves into his home. If Paula learns the truth, she can ensure her daughters safety. While the police are occupied with keeping order during the Stampede, Paula digs through the hoarders life. She unearths betrayal, murder and a long-ago secret that led to his death. Exposing the truth would put Paula at risk, but free a troubled family.
Ten Days in Summer Review
The plot was good and Paula is quite likeable and believable. One thing spoiled it for me...since when does someone drug and kidnap and threaten with a gun and get to go home and play happy families.Not even in Canada.
Set against the backdrop of the Calgary Stampede this thriller will keep you guessing right to the end. I found the setting especially exciting as I certainly dont come from that part of the world and knew little about the stampede plus the fireworks and fun. Paula, the insurance adjuster sent to investigate a suspicious fire and death meets up with a family of misfits and suspects. I honestly had no idea who out of this odd family might have been the killer, or if in fact Caspers death was accidental or murder. His family seemed more interested in the insurance claim than they did in the poor fellows death. This is not the type of book this romance reader normally reads, but there was just enough romance between the mature Paula and Sam to keep me satisfied, plus the friendship between her and the detective Mike adds a nice touch.
This was one hot mystery (pun intended), with the added bonus of the Calgary Stampede for background , a must read book for sure.