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APPLE, TABLE, PENNY… MURDER A REVIEW BY VERONICA JORGE

September 22, 2023 by in category Write From the Heart by Veronica Jorge tagged as , , ,

APPLE, TABLE, PENNY… MURDER:

A SUZY KEMP MYSTERY

by

CAROL L. WRIGHT

Cozy Den Press, 

2023  

ISBN 978-0-9742891-6-8

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Transitions and downsizing are never easy, but after the loss of her husband, Suzy Kemp knows a retirement community is the best decision for her. Thankfully, she has her devoted son to help her through the process. And today she’s all set to move into the independent-living apartment she selected.

Suzy goes through the check-in process and final health assessments, but her mind is on her cute apartment with a patio and a garden, her furniture that should arrive tomorrow, and other details of her new life. Is it any wonder then that she missed a few of the memory test questions? It could happen to anyone.

Suzy finds herself being wheeled into a hospital style memory care unit instead of her own apartment.

She tries to adjust to what she hopes is a temporary situation, but making friends with people who can’t remember who she is, or who they are, is a challenge. Hearing screams in the night doesn’t help either.

Things take a turn for the worse when Suzy notices that Jeanette, one of the residents, is missing. Perhaps she’s gone home? Gotten better and moved into her own apartment? Like the one she should be in instead of here.

But when Suzy inquires about Jeannette, everyone pretends she doesn’t exist.

Suzy questions her memory and her sanity, but when another resident disappears, Suzy is convinced that something strange and criminal is taking place in the retirement community.  But who’s going to believe her, a woman with memory issues?  And who can she trust?

Suzy is determined to discover what’s going on. And it’ll take all of her deductive skills, and memory, to work out the clues that will hopefully prevent others from disappearing, including her.

Apple, Table, Penny…Murder, is witty and intriguing with just the right amount of suspense, mystery, and humor. A delightful and entertaining read.

Veronica Jorge  

See you next time on October 22nd!

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