Although Elliott Spence was surprised when he received a call from his former college roommate Ross Craig, he gladly accepted Rossís invitation for a couple of late night drinks. The two had been best friends during school until Kathy came along.
Although both men fell in love with her, Kathy fell in love with Elliott and they married. Ross was devastated. He not only did not attend their wedding, but they had not heard from him in over fifteen years, until now.
After the two men parted ways that evening, Elliott was tragically run down in the parking lot of the bar. An investigation into the hit-and-run revealed the person behind the wheel looked like Elliott's wife Kathy and her damaged car was found nearby with his blood on the windshield. Unfortunately, the alcoholic had no recollection of the tragedy.
What friends found most baffling was why a woman who loved her husband as much as Kathy loved Elliott would suddenly decide to kill him.
Court reporter by day, law student by night, Anne Marshall began her own investigation after being contacted by a friend of Kathyís. With the help of her fiancť, Assistant District Attorney Jason Perry, and several friends from her law class study group, the amateur sleuth found there was more to the story than the police realized.
Anne received additional help from her deceased father who had started appearing to her as a ghost. With the support and help of her friends and her father, Anne was able to solve the case.
Revenge Served Cold was written by Jackie Fullerton, who also wrote Piercing the Veil. Having thoroughly enjoyed Fullertonís debut novel, I had high hopes for the follow-up. Unfortunately, this second offering read like a book that was written without the necessary depth of character that would have brought it up to the level of her first novel.
Although there is the typical amateur sleuth who now finds her own life in danger, and numerous twists and turns throughout the story that will keep the reader engaged, the main problem I have with this book concerns the authors depiction of the police investigation.
Fullerton could have told the story in such a way that the police didnít come off looking like such inept investigators while still having Anne solve the case. Hopefully, her next novel will showcase Fullertonís true ability.
A special thank you goes to Oceanview Publishing for providing a complimentary copy of Revenge Served Cold for review. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, it is available through Amazon.com