Read A Review:
Susan Lombari, professor of education at a
college in Connecticut, is asked by Elaine, a friend, to observe
in a class taught by Shauna, Elaine's former student.
No reason is given, except that strange things are going
on. Susan agrees things are strange, but she
can't pinpoint whether they are serious. Is
this just an innocent prankster at work?
Susan ends up discovering, with the head of
Shauna's department, a colleague's dead wife and that the
colleague himself is now missing. Could he
have killed his wife? Why?
Where is he and why can't anyone find him?
Things are unsettled at home for Susan as
well. Her husband, Michael "Swash" Buckler,"
has become a househusband and rarely leaves the house due to an
inheritance and a knack for online investing.
When Susan arrives home to fabulous dinner smells but no
husband, she finds he hasn't gone far. But
what he has bought is a total shock. And his
interest in and devotion to this item totally surprises Susan.
Is this a midlife crisis?
The author does a great job of taking
ordinary life experiences and working them into her story.
I love these characters as they seem so down to earth and
real. She does a wonderful job of seamlessly
weaving these stories together and bringing everything to a
close in a realistic way.
I like the academic setting as well.
Not having gone to college, I always enjoy getting a
slice of that life in this series.
I highly recommend this book and series.