Dust And Obey
Squeaky Clean Mysteries book 10
by Christy Barritt
-From the back cover-
DUST AND OBEY
When Gabby St. Claire's ex-fiancé, Riley Thomas, asks for her help in investigating a possible murder at a couples retreat, she knows she should say no. She knows she should run far, far away from the danger of both being around Riley and the crime.
But her nosy instincts and determination take precedent over her logic. At the retreat center she feels like she's stepped into the pages of a creepy gothic novel: an isolated island that's often foggy, an old lodge with a dark history, and a small pool of suspects who each have either motive, means, or opportunity for murder. When another life is threatened, the risk intensifies.
Gabby and Riley must work together to find the killer. In the process, they confront demons from their past and deal with their present relationship. If they don't learn to trust each other, they could both end up as fodder for the supposedly cursed island's folklore.
Can their romance be revived?
This Book received a 4.5 Bark rating.
When I first started Dust And Obey I wasn't sure if the storyline would exactly be my cup-of-tea. BUT, a Christy Barritt book never lets me down. I was pulled into the story from the start, gleefully sorting through the clues along with Gabby and Riley and finally picking who I thought the killer was, and was pretty much unable to put the book down. Every Christy Barritt book I read becomes my favorite, so until the next book comes out Dust And Obey is definitely my favorite Squeaky Clean Mystery.
I loved the Gothic atmosphere of Dust And Obey, the creepy mansion, the cast of suspects who all seem to have something to hide, the romantic tension, the almost over-the-top danger in the dark... Ahhh, this is what makes a good story for a dark and stormy night...
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Dust And Obey by Christy Barritt a 4.5 Bark rating.