When former detective Tom Newquist dies suddenly, people were not surprised. It was common knowledge he didn't take good care of himself, so this was bound to happen sooner or later. However, his widow Selma keeps wandering what was it that had him so worried in the last weeks. He didn't talk about his job and now she'll never find out what was bothering him. So she hires Kinsey to look into the last weeks of Tom's life, so maybe she can have some closure. Unfortunately, since Tom was very loved in his town, nobody likes Kinsey looking into his business. But, is that all there is? Are they trying to hide something else?
Not one of her best, but I still enjoyed reading Kinsey. Given her independent personality, it was interesting to see her "trapped" in a small town, where everybody knows everything about everyone, and nobody wants her there. After being brutally attacked in an effort to make her leave the case and go back home, Kinsey knows she's not that kind of woman. She doesn't want to be the type of person that runs away when things get rough. She will get to the bottom of it all even if it kills her.
[I'm counting this one for the Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2014]