Kate Weller is on her way to a party on Jekyll Island
when a black van runs her off the road and shoots out her
back window. Turning down a path to the marina, she
escapes temporarily from the van, but finds herself knee
deep in the marshy waters surrounding Savannah, GA. Kate
won't tell the police all that she knows, because she's
been running from these people for a while now. She does
let her friends at Price Investigations know part of what
is going on, so they give her a new name, identification,
car, and phone. Hopefully this will keep her safe while
she is in Charleston, SC on another investigation.
Now with credentials as Jill Wyatt, Kate rents a charming
little suite above an Italian restaurant from Eric
Manfredi. Her job here is to find the natural sister of
Charlotte Sugarman, an adopted lady who is in need of a
liver transplant. No match has been found, and
Charlotte's days are numbered unless her natural sister
is a good match. While busy with her investigation,
Eric's restaurant experiences a series of catastrophic
mishaps. Could someone be trying to sabotage the
restaurant's business? While still working on her
endeavor to find this missing sister, Jill (Kate) looks
into the misfortunes surrounding the restaurant as well.
Can she find Charlotte's sister and uncover the
restaurant saboteur before her past catches up with her
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT is the first book in a spin-off new
series from Mary Ellis entitled Marked
Kate Weller is introduced as a new private investigator
with Price Investigations. I've been on several
adventures with these folks in Ms. Ellis's Secrets of the
South series. I'm sure this new series will be just as
exciting and adventurous. Jill (Kate) is a strong heroine,
but questions herself as to whether or not this PI work
is really for her. She's surrounded by good supporting
characters who encourage her at times and reel her back
in at others. This is a story about going beyond the call
of duty for your client. It's also about understanding
the master plan and having faith to see it through. If
inspirational fiction and a good cozy mystery are your
genre, this is a great read for you.
Introducing private investigator Kate Weller in the
first of the brand-new Marked for Retribution mystery
On the run from a troubled past, Kate Weller, the newest
member of Price Investigations, covers her tracks, changes
her name and takes a case in Charleston, South Carolina,
where she can hide in plain sight.
Renting a charming room with a waterfront view, Kate sets
about trying to locate her adopted client’s natural
siblings, only to find more questions than answers when she
eventually tracks down a long-lost sister. Meanwhile, her
new landlord won’t stop sticking his nose into her case. As
far as Kate’s concerned, Eric Manfredi should focus on
whatever competitor is bent on ruining his family business.
But when petty vandalism turns lethal, and Eric’s father is
arrested for murder, Kate determines to prove his innocence.
Can she find the real culprit before a killer from her own
past tracks her down?