Zoe Chambers and partner Earl are responding to an emergency call for an ambulance at a farm with a possible DOA named James Engle, an apparent suicide while Zoe remembers what her mother Kimberly revealed regarding the death of Zoe’s Uncles Vernon and Denver, the previous owners, one shot and the other hanged in the same barn as Engle. During the regular police investigation, something does not quite add up and Zoe begins researching the deaths of Vernon and Denver and James Engle leading to unanswered questions and exploration into the passing of her father Gary Chambers. Zoe is frustrated with the visit from her mother Kimberly and her stepfather Tom with her mother always criticizing every decision Zoe makes about her life but tries to amend the situation while obtaining the answers she lacks with reference to her father and uncles.
Police Chief Pete Adams also has questions regarding Engle’s death and aids Zoe with her probing into the cases from twenty seven years ago finding incomplete police records resulting in more murders committed as they come closer to solving the cases. Chief Adams adds to his plate the supervision of his father who has early stages of Alzheimer disease and his feelings for Zoe, which grows stronger by the day and a little shy to make it known to her.
Lost Legacy is a suspenseful mystery with several twists and interesting characters that will keep you wondering what is going to happen next as Zoe and Pete investigate mysterious suicide cases. This is the second book in A Zoe Chambers Mystery series that is a good crime mystery for readers who are amateur sleuths and love a good crime drama to read. This novel is recommended to crime mystery and mystery suspense genre lovers, which by no means disappoints.
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