Deadly advice
After her young next-door neighbor Madeline is found dead from an apparent suicide, Rebecca can’t believe that she, a trained professional, missed the signs. But not everything is adding up… Madeline’s mother insists the suicide notewasn’t written by her daughter. Rebecca puts that down to denial—until she finds Madeline’s blog, a zippy chronicle of dating adventures that suggests anything but depression. So when Rebecca’s editor assigns her to do a column on the modern singles scene, Rebecca finds herself re-tracing Madeline’s steps into the dating world, looking for clues to the mystery of the young woman’s death. Over-eager suitors are the least of her worries. Dr Butterman is about to discover just how deadly some advice can be…
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Dr. Rebecca Butterman is a clinical psychologist and author of an online advice column. When her next door neighbor, Madeline, commits suicide, she is surprised she didn’t see any of the signs. Isabel, Madeline’s mom, asks Rebecca to give her opinion about some things she finds in Madeline’s apartment. Isabel doesn’t believe it was suicide. The cops are convinced it was. Rebecca really doesn’t want to become involved, but she does.

Rebecca ends up tracing some of Madeline’s forays into the dating scene when her editor assigns a column on dating. Add to that a messy divorce and the nosy neighbors and you have Rebecca’s mixed up life. As she tries to untangle the information about Madeline, she also has to come to terms with her own life.

Did Madeline commit suicide? If not, who killed her and why? Can Rebecca answer these questions without putting herself in danger?

I loved this into into a new cozy mystery series. What a great idea to have an online advice columnist and psychologist be an amateur sleuth. I love it. Rebecca is not a know-it-all by any means. I felt I could really relate to her. She’s just a down-to-earth woman with a lot going on who ends up trying to help out. I thought the plot twists and turns at the end were great. I stumbled right along with Rebecca as she found the killer.

I can’t wait for the next one! I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle

Rebecca Butterman is a smart, caring clinical psychologist who, in addition to seeing patients, is also the author of an on line advice column. She does her best to help people solve their problems without injecting too much of own personal problems into the mix. Recently divorced, she is struggling to not only get on with her life but dealing with all the emotional baggage that divorce brings. So when her next door neighbor, Madeline, dies from an apparent suicide, Rebecca is filled with guilt, wondering how she could have missed the signs and symptoms of depression in the young woman. But Madeline's mother is convinced that her daughter would never commit suicide and she asks Rebecca to look into her daughter's death. Once Rebecca reads Madeline's blog she too begins to wonder and considers it the perfect chance to snoop when her editor asks her to do an article on the modern singles scene and she signs up the same dating service that Madeline used.

As she reluctantly enters the dating scene, she begins to form a picture of young woman who was not only not suicidal but very much in love with life. But in order to prove murder, she has to put her own life at risk and along the way deal with police who don't want her help, a nosy neighbor who is convinced that they are all going to be murdered in her bed and an ex-husband who thinks that maybe they were a little hasty in their divorce. With a smart, sympathetic heroine with a great, if not off beat sense of humor and a carefully planned and executed plot line, this series promises to be another winner for the author of the highly acclaimed Golf Lover's Mystery series.

Kathy Thomason

Rebecca Butterman is smart, sympathetic, and caring, a sleuth whose advice youcan trust.”
Susan Wittig Albert, author of BLEEDING HEARTS and THE TALE OF CUCKOO BROW WOOD.

 “Written with lively intelligence, DEADLY ADVICE is a rare treat--amusing and suspenseful at the same time.”
Margaret Maron, author of WINTER'S CHILD.