After a much loved preacher and anti-abortion protestor is murdered outside a women’s health clinic, the whole city of Jackson, Mississippi is up in arms and pointing the finger at Dr Stephen Nicoletti.
It’s left to Detective Darla Cavannah to solve the crime but with a partner who is a better Elvis impersonator than he is a detective, political pressure, and the church running interference things aren’t going so well for her.
Added to that there is a killer on the loose and he has a plan.
I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. It reminded me a little of another book set in Mississippi, A Time to Kill by John Grisham. But I think this book is better. Darla Cavannah is a great protagonist, a strong woman who has a few skeletons. A solid debut that promises to become a great series.