A Last Goodbye
Pocket Star eBooks, Nov 24 2014, $1.99
Lovers Ali Reynolds and B. Simpson plan quietly to marry on Christmas Eve in Las Vegas. However, when friends crash their nuptials, Ali tries to throw together a last second much more complex reception than what she and B decided to have.
Ali’s grandson rescues a miniature dachshund. Believing someone who loves the canine must be despondent, Ali searches for the owner. She soon identifies Bella’s owner, elderly Harriet, but cannot locate her. As Ali and B search for Harriet, they learn she was rushed to a hospital six months ago with aphasia while her son coldly shut down her apartment; Ali fears much worse happened.
The tenth Ali Reynolds investigation (see Moving Target and Deadly Stakes) is a sad Christmas e-novella in spite of the wedding finally occurring. The inquiry is very minor compared to previous whodunits yet readers will feel deep empathy for Harriet and Bella.