Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review: Murder at the Courthouse by:A. H. Gabhart

Murder at the Courthouse (The Hidden Springs Mysteries #1)
About the Book:
After a few years as a police officer in Chicago, Michael Keane has no trouble relaxing into the far less stressful job of deputy sheriff in his small hometown. After all, nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky. Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. Everyone in town is a little uneasy. Still, no one is terribly worried--after all the man was a stranger--until one of their own is murdered right on Main Street.

As Michael works to solve the case it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs.

Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep readers guessing.

My Review:
 All is quiet in the small town of Hidden Springs, the birds are chirping, Ms. Willadean is on her early morning walk to the Courthouse. There she’ll call on the poor county clerk who lost his wife to cancer two years ago. But all is not well at the local courthouse, something is amiss and Ms. Willadean is the last one to think of such a horrid thing. On the front steps there is a stranger, who apparently is in a drunken stupor. Straight to Police Officer Michael Keane she goes but when Michael takes a closer look, things aren’t what they seem. The man isn’t drunk…he’s dead.

Hidden Springs is such a beautiful town, why would someone do such a thing? As Michael digs deep looking for clues, he finds so much more. With his past and the past of all those around him coming up and beginning to haunt him, he begins to question all he has known to be true.

Murder at the Courthouse is book one in the new exciting series, The Hidden Springs Mysteries. This book was a wonderful novel full of mystery and excitement. I’ve read a few of this authors books, and found that her stories never lack and they always leave you wanting more. This was a great read and a true page-turner. I cant wait to read the next book in this wonderful series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.