Title: Catch A Falling Star
Series: Yes, An Eden Mystery
Author: Laurel Heidtman
Publisher: Self Published
Published Date: August 3rd, 2014
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a review during the Mystery Thriller Week Event. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Missing treasure, criminals, cops, co-worker hostility, and the surprise appearance of an ex-lover – definitely not what mystery novelist Kate Rawlings expects when she accepts a summer teaching position at her alma mater in the peaceful college town of Eden, Kentucky. Michael Mabry was Kate’s lover in college, but did she ever really know him? Thirty years later, he’s on the run from his partners in a Chicago museum heist in which a valuable ancient Indian artifact called the Shooting Star was stolen and two people killed. Michael escaped with the Star and his life, but he needs money to get out of the country. After so long, Eden should be the last place anyone would think to look for him, but his partners and an insurance investigator with his own agenda are hot on his trail. Kate finds herself suspected of involvement in the heist, but when a murder occurs in Eden, she also finds herself suspected of murder.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was full of intrigue, mystery, suspense, murder, and mayhem! Heidtman has an ingenuity with characters and plot that is incredibly refreshing in the mystery genre.
Catch A Falling Star follows the theft of a museum artifact as it creates this dangerous cat and mouse game within a small picturesque town in Kentucky. Stuck in the middle of this game are the residents of Eden who, a police officer with a personal conflict, a mystery writer finally coming home to her sick mother, an insurance investigator with an agenda of his own, and the criminal who brings this theft to their doorsteps.
I honestly was on the edge of my seat. I didn’t know at all what was going to happen, I was extremely surprised by the twist ending! My hat goes off to Laurel Heidtman. She is definitely a new favorite!