Ruby Milk

Ruby Milk

Penny Wade Mysteries Book 1

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
272 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2015
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Reviewed by Mike Dixon for Readers' Favorite

Social workers meet people with problems. And, when one of them is a sixteen-year-old girl whose mother has just died, they expect their client to be distressed. Penny Wade wasn’t surprised that Dani was distressed and when she claimed that her mother had been murdered, Penny didn’t take the young woman seriously. A trip to a psychiatrist seemed more appropriate than a police investigation. Then a series of incidents changed her mind. The supposed facts didn’t hang together. Things turned nasty and Penny was seized by the realization that Dani could be in the clutches of a determined killer. She began to investigate and her own life was soon in danger.

I was sucked into Ruby Milk, Penny Wade Mysteries Book 1 after the first few pages. Lucy English has a talent for capturing a situation in just a few words. The action takes place in Boston (USA). I have never been there but I found myself picturing the scene subconsciously. On occasion, I felt as if I was trotting along beside Penny as one of her friends. The genre is “cozy mystery.” The plot proceeds logically and we are not confronted by too many names. Suspects appear and disappear. Religious differences lead to misunderstandings. Old theories are discarded. New evidence is found and, finally, we discover how and why Dani’s mother died. Lucy English has written a great book. Ruby Milk has all that is needed in a mystery novel: family intrigue, hidden riches, mysterious deaths, lust and greed. Lucy English is a new author and I look forward to her next book.