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Reviewed by Mariam Tijani for Readers' Favorite
Sultry by Dr. Sandra Tanner is a murder mystery novel. Gideon Fitzgerald was murdered and the person responsible for it is unknown. His family, especially his granddaughter Dillyn Fitzgerald, takes up the case and resolves to find the murderer at all costs. But the investigation seems to be getting nowhere until Dillyn takes on the responsibility of finding clues to solve the mystery. It was a lot of work for her to maintain a balance between her personal life, work, and continuing the investigation. Years ago, Gideon Fitzgerald was involved in an adulterous relationship with a woman named Sultry and he had children with her. There was much controversy surrounding his affair. Was his affair responsible for his death?
An interesting thriller in which Gideon Fitzgerald's murder case keeps getting more complicated. A lot of hidden secrets unfold as the investigation dives deeper. The shocking revelations in the plot add to the fun as I couldn't help wondering what the next chapter would be like. Despite the twists and turns in the story, I didn't get lost or confused. The story was straightforward and concise. The author adds a pinch of humor and romance to make the novel worth reading. I must note that although the novel was primarily about solving a crime, there was no use of violence. Love, betrayal, crime, greed, and sacrifice were the major themes. Sultry is one of the books you should add to your bookshelf, especially if you like crime novels. Great job, Dr. Sandra Tanner. I enjoyed reading the book and it's highly recommended to other crime fans.