Series: Kate Burkholder #9.5
Published by Minotaur Books on May 29, 2018
FINAL DECISION: A little mystery that is centered in the characters. I always enjoy seeing Kate doing her work. Wish there was a little more Tomasetti.
THE STORY: Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is awoken with a call about a woman who has run out of the night fleeing a mysterious man. The woman claims to have amnesia but knows that someone is trying to kill her. Kate has to find out who the woman is and discover if she is the victim or a criminal herself.
OPINION: I enjoyed this story but I missed the interaction between Kate and Tomasetti. While I appreciate that she is the main character and I expect in the large books that she will be acting as Chief of Police and an independent woman, I’ve liked the short stories the best when we get to see the two of them working together.
The story was a well crafted mystery with a definite and clear arc in the story. The characters were well designed for such a short story.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is a short story that focuses on a mystery with no romance involved.
CONNECTED BOOKS: IN DARK COMPANY is book 9.5 in the Kate Burkholder series. This is a standalone mystery can be read without knowledge of any of the other books.
STAR RATING: I give this story 4 stars.