An Image of Death
by Libby Fischer Hellman Poisoned Pen Press
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 11590581016
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
Mystery, thrills and chills converge in this gripping tale of the underbelly of society, where unknowing immigrants from the former Soviet bloc nations fall through the cracks and go unmissed until one of them turns up dead. Then, for a little while, someone takes notice. A mysterious video is left on Ellie Foreman's porch with no identity of the equally mysterious sender. She runs it through her tape player and sees, to her disbelief, that murder is the subject. Drawing the police back into her life isn't something Ellie wants to do because of a mutual mistrust, but she must. The upshot is that she becomes involved, sharing danger with policewoman Davis as the investigation twists and turns and leads back to her. Crooked realtors, a missing boyfriend, the Russian mafia enmesh Ellie in a web of deceit and lies and she nearly becomes a victim of the killer she hunts. Highly recommended as a fun story you will hate to put down. Talented author Libby Fischer Hellmann opens the squeaky door to mystery and any reader in search of a tale as complex as its characters' motives can make it, will find this book high on their to be read list. Enjoy.