Appearances aren’t always what they seem…
Among her peers, antiques dealer Josie Prescott is known for her intellect, keen business sense, and most especially her superior judgment of character. Nothing gets by this savvy business woman which is why her store is one of the best antiques and appraisal firms in New Hampshire. From one-of-a-kind gems to cutesy knick-knacks, Josie delivers what her clients have come to expect, sheer perfection.
As with any business venture, it takes more than one person to make a company successful. Luckily for Josie, she has her faithful assistant Gretchen by her side. Josie’s fortune took a turn for the better when Gretchen unexpectedly walked through her doors. From the get-go, she has been a hands-on employee who consistently goes the extra mile. Without a doubt, Gretchen always gets the job done.
So imagine Josie’s surprise one morning when Gretchen is a no-show at the office. Things go rapidly from bad to worse when the police inform her that a dead body has been discovered in Gretchen’s apartment and that her devoted employee is the number one suspect. How can this be? And more importantly, where is Gretchen now?
Realizing that her friend may be in over her head, Josie decides to make it her personal mission to prove Gretchen’s innocence. With the help of her faithful staff, they stumble upon some disturbing news concerning their friend’s mysterious past. As the uncertainty mounts, the group begins to question how well they really know their co-worker. And, is it worth risking Josie’s stellar reputation to help save Gretchen, who could potentially destroy it all?
KILLER KEEPSAKES is the fourth installment in the highly acclaimed Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries. With each page, Cleland uses her expertise to create a superb storyline filled with lively characters and suspenseful drama. Entertaining and insightful…KILLER KEEPSAKES is Cleland at her best.