Ms. Henson used to be a realtor, a marketer for a construction
company, so what
else would you expect to find in her debut novel? She weaves in
business with a mystery
and holds out to very end to spring a few surprises.
It’s an intricate mystery with suspense in every chapter as
the heroine uncovers a
lot of dirty secrets.
Realtor Toni Matthews does not believe her fiancé Scott, killed
himself at his construction site.
The police won’t listen, Scott’s brother is contesting the
will, and Toni soon finds herself in mortal
danger when she starts discovering clues that point in a
different direction than suicide. Who killed
Scott and who’s trying to kill her? The brother? Scott’s
supposed girlfriend? A construction worker
who disappeared after Scott died? Scott’s partner? Toni must
use her intelligence to stay one step
ahead, even to the point of playing dead. It was too late for
her fiancé and the damaging information
he discovered and left for her. Who can Tony trust before she
finds it’s too late for her?
“Deed to Death” is a fine first novel with short chapters to
keep the action moving. Mystery
aficionados will recognize the red herrings, but may not deduce
all the clues. This reader was
pleasantly surprised by the strategy used by Matthews during her
investigation as well as the