When Abigail Sutton decides to leave her job as a graphic artist for a newspaper and set herself up as a freelance artist in a small town called Spookie, the setting is ripe for mystery. Abigal's husband was recently declared dead after his body was found following his mysterious disappearance years previously. Abigail is drawn to buy a home with a similar mystery of its own. The former inhabitants, a mother and two children, vanished without a trace years earlier. Not long after she moves in, she starts finding notes left by the children of the missing family. The stage is set for a good mystery and romance as she gets to know the quirky town's people and retried cop Frank Lister. She continues to put together clues about the missing family, but someone doesn't want truth known and is determined to stop her.
This cozy mystery is a pleasant read and I was hooked from the start, wanting to know what happened to the missing mother and her children. I give if four out of five stars. If you like a cozy mystery, add this one to your list. It's the first of a series set in Spookie. You may very well want to read more.