The Ruth Valley Missing by Amber West

Book Description:

Published: November 18, 2012

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town — Ruth Valley.

The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the town’s most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.

But something isn’t right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears — and Jameson finds he isn’t the only person to suddenly vanish. The suspicious behavior of an abrasive nun and a creepy priest set her off on an investigation of what’s really happening. Will she figure out the secrets of Ruth Valley before she’s the next to go missing?

Review –

This is a great eerie story of a small town where several people, almost all being men, have disappeared over the years and no one seems too concerned. But when Jameson Quinn, to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, moves to town she notices things aren’t as they seem to be and even at church barbecues  there is a strangeness in the air. She with the help of a priest who doesn’t much act like a priest find out the secret to the missing men and to the meat served in the barbecue.  Yup!  Creepy!!!!!   Great book.

five stars *****




Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity Mysteries #4) by Nancy Atherton


Book Description

Release date: March 1, 1999
The latest in this enchanting and fast-selling series, featuring the beloved ghost Aunt Dimity, opens in a picturesque English cottage where the lovable Lori Shepherd is up to her elbows in pureed carrots and formula bottles, striving to be the perfect mother to twins! Luckily, a beautiful Italian nanny arrives just in time?so Lori can help settle the local civil war stirred up by a visiting archaeologist’s excavation.With Reginald, the stuffed pink rabbit and Edmond Terrance, the stuffed tiger in tow, Lori hunts down a missing document, and the archaeologist digs up a lot more than artifacts. It is Aunt Dimity’s magic blue notebook that provides the key to buried secrets and domestic malice, and shows all the residents of Finch that even the darkest acts can be overcome by forgiveness.

Review –
I think it was the subject of archaeology that made this story less attractive to me and thus less enchanting.  It has been my least favorite of the series so far.