4 out of 5
A Cold Dish
5 out of 5
As the title implies revenge is the theme of this book. When Cody Pritchard is found dead, Walt Longmire just knows that life is going to get complicated for his small town Sheriff's Department. Cody was a member of a gang of four that were arrested and tried for the sexual assault of a local Cheyenne woman - and when the men only received a light sentence the community was in an uproar, now that one of the golden four is dead, there are just too many suspects.
Sheriff Longmire initially suspects the Cheyenne community and with the help of his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, who also happens to be a suspect, the investigating begins. Now if only Walt can keep his professional distance maybe a reasonable conclusion can come about. But with the death of his wife 4 years before and a mourning process that just won't end, a new love interest, an unbelievable cast of characters, both in his own office and the community, Walt just might get to the bottom of this mess. That is if his bathroom shower curtain doesn't repeatedly try to wrap him up like a human burrito.
With a surprising ending and laugh out loud humor this is definitely a series worth continuing. And who knew, you can actually buy a helicopter out of the Neiman Marcus catalog.
3 out of 5
Banking on the tried and true format of young mother with young children whose husband is killed and she must climb out of her depression with the help of family and oh, yeah, a hunky man all neatly wrapped up in the span of one year. Not to say that this is a bad book, but it's just been done before.
Four months after her husbands untimely death, a building contract shows up to build the dream porch that Janie LaMarche's husband had planned as a surprise, she decides to let Tug go ahead, why not, if she thinks of it as her husband's last gift to her then possibly she can find some peace in it.
Peace is what she needs especially when her family priest keeps making weekly visits and her overly obnoxious but loving aunt, keep trying to help. Help that is that she wishes had truly come from her own mother who seems to be only interested in her own life and spent a grand total of 7 days with Janie when her husband died.
With funny and bittersweet moments, this book tugs on all the right heartstrings.