The Alibi Man
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"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control."
And so it is when she finds a corpse while out riding. It is a groom at the stable where she works, so it gets personal. Although Elena is no longer technically a detective, she still detects.
When she was young and naive, Elena was engaged to a rich man who, it appears, raped another woman. When he asks her for an alibi that ends the engagement and she testifies against him. His lawyer is her father, who is willing to throw her to the canals if necessary to get his client off. Thus she hangs onto hatred and resentment for 20 years, and when she again encounters this man she is not polite.
I felt that her abrasive attitude might have been understandable but it got a little annoying to me after a while. Nevertheless, the story has legs, it kept me reading, I wanted things to come out all right.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On a seat at Gate 12, US Airways (terminal 1)
So, I took the book to Orlando Florida as I was on my way to a wedding. I read on the plane and out by the pool of my hotel. I'm back in California at Vandenberg AFB where I serve in the Air Force. I'm still working toward the end. Yep, I'm a slow reader. It's good book. I can relate to the main character but am hoping she loses that chip on her shoulder. More for her than for me I guess. This one seems to be getting better as it goes. Hopefully we get to a full head of steam for the the finish. I do enjoy these crime fiction reads. I plan to release this as soon as I'm done. How will Ms Estes ever get this mess worked out?