Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield

Time of Departure
by Douglas Schofield

I can only describe this novel as a mystery with some romance and a Twilight Zone like atmosphere. Claire Talbot is an up-and-coming prosecutor who looks into a cold case with the help of a retired Gainesville police officer.

The story begins when two skeletons are unearthed by a road-building crew. The bodies have been in the ground for about 30 years and are part of string of unsolved murders. Thirty years ago, serial killer stalked Gainesville and seven women disappeared. Six were brunettes and in their 20’s and the other one was a blonde in her thirties. One day, while Claire reading the old case files, an old man walks into her. He introduces himself as Marc Hastings, a retired Gainesville police detective and he tells her that he is there to help her solve these crimes. Claire is a taken aback but she agrees to work with him. As they work together she begins to feel some weird vibes from Marc. He knows way too much about her and her personal likes and dislikes. She asks him how he knows her so well since they had never met. He refuses to tell her. As I kept reading this engrossing novel, I learned how he knew her.

I highly recommend this book that kept me reading well into the night..

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Fool Me Once, by Harlan Coben] [ official Time of Departure web site on the official Douglas Schofield web site ]

Recommended by Donna G.
Virtual Services Department

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