Saturday, October 31, 2015

Murder at the Courthouse By A.H. Gabhart Review


Murder at the Courthouse

By A.H. Gabhart

Welcome to Hidden Springs
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Michael Keane's stressful days as a Columbus police officer are done. He's ready to relax into his new position as deputy sheriff in his sleepy hometown. Nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky--and that's just fine with Michael.

Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. As Michael works to solve the case, it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs.

Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep you guessing.

A. H. Gabhart is Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of many novels, including Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, andLove Comes Home, and several popular Shaker novels such as The Outsider, The Believer, and The Innocent. Ann grew up in a small rural town in Kentucky much like Hidden Springs, but she is happy to report nobody was ever murdered on her hometown's courthouse steps. Ann and her husband still live on a farm near that same little town in Kentucky. Learn more at

My Review:
Small town living, a murder, and a man returning to his hometown. These make for an exciting setting for a killer. I always find that small town living makes solving a murder more web-like. Everyone knows each other and no one wants to be the rat. Each suspect is in some way related to another suspect, and they are all related to the victim. Michael is back and people have changed since his last visit. Finding the killing kept me wondering until the end of the book. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

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