Broken Rhodes by Kimber Silver
Kinsley Rhodes blows into Harlow, Kansas like a tornado, twisting Sheriff Lincoln James' life into knots. Her grandfather has been murdered and she wants answers.
As if the town's first homicide in twenty years wasn't enough, the beleaguered sheriff now has to deal with Henry Rhodes' bobcat of a granddaughter, plunging his life deeper into chaos. As a dark storm threatens, long-held secrets are exposed, placing Kinsley directly in harm's way.
In a race against time, Lincoln's prime objective is to discover the killer's identity before Miss Rhodes becomes the next victim...
To start my thanks to Kimber for an eARC for review and my apologies for the late review. Many things got in the way, Covid, death in the family, many blog tours, and life itself. So I made it a point of reading it after Christmas, you could say it was a New Year's resolution.
This book reminds me of the Jesse Stone movies, which are based on the books by Robert B. Parker. City cop looking for a quiet, laid-back county and landing on the Sherrif's position.
A murder has been committed for the first time in 20 years in Harlow, Kansas. It's Henry Rhodes a good friend and neighbour to the Sherrif Lincoln James. He has a duty to investigate every illegal act but this case is personal. Henry's granddaughter Kinsley is back after 10 years due to a traumatic incident to deal with the funeral arrangements and other affairs.
"Broken Rhodes" is Kimber's debut novel and I can say I enjoyed it very much. the writing flow was consistent, slow/fast where it should be. The characters were convincing and the plot was spot-on. I'm not into romance but it was necessary for the story to continue its path to a climactic conclusion....wait...let me rephrase that, I meant the ending was exciting and totally unexpected, well not totally but had something to do with it. You have to find out what I mean by it.
Again I enjoyed it very much and looking forward to her other works.
About the author
e of reading began early, cultivated by my grandmother. I cut my teeth on the works of Louis L'Amour. Then my curiosity for other genres blossomed, and I spent any free time I had in the library. The stories took me away from the farm, and the small town I lived in, to a world so vast, that I felt I could achieve anything.
My imagination has always been vivid, and my grandparents encouraged me to write down the stories I regaled them with. I have never felt more alive than when I'm immersed in a new tale, as it takes form. https://www.kimbersilver.com