"Three weeks ago a lawyer had posted online a rambling ten-line composition titled 'In the Pines' that supposedly led to a $2 million hidden treasure. The lines had been written by recently deceased millionaire Chester Rollins, and the public had voraciously tackled the mystery, speculating about which words were actual references to the treasure and which were red herrings. This week Truman Daly's tiny Central Oregon town had been swarmed as some of the treasure hunters decided one line was an allusion to the city of Eagle's Nest."
A treasure hunt. Lots of crazy treasure hunters. A murder. A missing woman and her 18-month-old daughter. Two precocious kids. Family secrets. Twists and turns. And FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick, her husband, police chief Truman Daly, and their friend Evan Bolton, a sheriff's detective in the neighboring Deschutes County. What more could anyone want in a book?
I love Kendra Elliot's entire series centered around Mercy and Truman, so I was very excited to read this latest book of hers. And it's SO good! The mystery is compelling. There's good pacing and suspense. And the interactions between Mercy and Truman and the two teens they've adopted always make me smile. I was so happy to be back in Eagle's Nest that I finished this one in two days, and then I was sad it was over so fast. If you want to read some really good mysteries with very memorable and likable characters, then check this series out.
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