Sheriff Joseph Mauro is summoned to a local lake in Stone County, having received a report of a dead woman along the water’s shore. With foul play a possibility, he utilizes the help of his two female deputies in questioning family members and friends. As the three of them search for clues and possible motives, the case takes an unexpected turn, and Sheriff Mauro must rely on his instincts if he is going to weed out the killer.
I received a free ecopy of this novella for an honest review.
Broken Family is a short murder mystery. It was easy to get into it, it was a quick read, and I enjoy Kevin Hopson’s writing style. I think if this had been a novel I would have enjoyed it just as much.
There wasn’t time to develop the characters too much but I was still able to get a sense what each of the characters was like. I did wonder about the point of the very end…if the author just threw that in for fun or if I missed something somewhere (that’s all I want to say because I don’t like spoilers). Anyone who likes murder mysteries will like this story…and for those who don’t have much time, this is a quick read.
Prior to hitting the fiction scene in 2009, Kevin Hopson was a freelance writer for several years, covering everything from finance to sports. His debut work, World of Ash, was released by MuseItUp Publishing in the fall of 2010. Kevin has released several other books through MuseItUp since then, and he has also been published in various magazines and anthology books. Kevin’s writing covers many genres, including dark fiction and horror, science fiction, and crime fiction.
You can visit Kevin’s blog at www.kevin-hopson.blogspot.com.