Eighteen years after discovering the murdered body of her grandfather in the foyer of the historic Galvez Hotel, Sydney Lockhart reluctantly returns to Galveston, Texas to cover the controversial Pelican Island Development Project conference. Soon after her arrival, the conference is cancelled; the keynote speaker is missing. When his body turns up in the truck of Sydney’s car, she’s hauled down to the police station for questioning.
Not having read the first two books in this series or anything by this author, I was not sure if I would like either the book or the author. But the description sounded so good that I had to give it a try and I am glad that I did.
The action kept on coming with each turning of the page. There are just enough clues (and some miscues) along the way to keep you guessing who the killer is. I have to admit that I thought a couple of times I knew who the killer was and then had to reevaluate my decision when a new clue came along.
I will for sure go back and read the first two books in the series so I can get to know more about Sydney and how she became a reporter. And to see what other mysteries she has solved.