Back to one of my favorite places, Door County, Wisconsin. The setting is real, only I hope the death never happens as in the novel. The romance takes a good turn, so I'm all for that.
Dave Cubiak, former Chicago PD homicide, moved to Door County, a little New England, and is elected Sheriff. Just when things should be festive, warm, and colorful in autumn, arrests are made.
Gerald Schnieder, heralded philanthropist, is missing. Schnieder formerly ran a Home for wayward children, too. When human bones wash up on the beach, Cubiak has an instinct they're related to Schnieder and not in a good way.
It would be nice to have Cate at home, but Cubiak knows she's on a photo shoot and isn't sure she wants to be around. Their relationship still has a lot of work to be done along with secrets dealt with.
I enjoy the twists and surprises Skalka directs the mystery and the romance. Hidden history and a pull of gossip give Schnieder a whole new persona, and a meaning to the bones. Needing Cate's help with photos, there's an opportunity for a meaningful discussion. Let's hope this leads to a solved mystery and a strengthened romance.