Genre: Cozy Mystery/Paranormal/Native American
“A property in the town of Meadeview, Massachusetts has a problem with fire. Anything that is built there burns to the ground. Medium Sam Firecloud and his partner, Lacey Fitzpatrick, are called to the small town to investigate the strange physical haunting, and their research leads them deeper into the dark underbelly of the tight knit community. The more they uncover, however, the more the townspeople are threatened by the old secrets—secrets the locals would much rather remain buried.”
“Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic, award-winning author who writes in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres: biography, contemporary, western, action, romance, fantasy, paranormal and spiritual. She has been both traditionally and independently published and is a regular contributor to the superblog Indies Unlimited. She has a tattoo on the inside of her left wrist that says IMAGINE. In her next life, she plans to be an astronaut. She lives in a small community in northern Arizona with her husband and an Airedale terrier. She also writes under the pen name Amber Flame.”
Fire Walk is different than the other mysteries Sam Firecloud and Lacey Fitzpatrick have investigated. Beau Hewitt is trying to build a convenience store on a corner lot he bought a couple years ago. Whenever he gets the walls up on the property it burns to the ground. The police and the insurance company are starting to question how the fire is started when the arson investigators can find no clues.
When Sam walks the property he feels an irate ghost. However, finding the source of the rage is tricky when the townspeople try to keep their secrets hidden. Lacey’s internet skills and a friendly talkative waitress turn out to be the key to the beginning of finding out facts to help this raging spirit move on. The plot moves at a good pace as Lacey’s search comes face to face with the town’s bigotry and racism. The dialogue is intelligent and engaging. I love the way Ms. Bowersock weaves her mysteries together. Her depth and connection with the human spirit seems to be never ending.
Fire Walk is book twelve in Melissa Bowersock’s A LACEY FITZPATRICK and SAM FIRECLOUD MYSTERY SERIES.
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Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 20-25,000 words