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The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb
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Dec 16, 2011

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bookshelves: mysteries
Read from December 16 to 23, 2011

Back in the small town of Hamlin with Sheriff Arrowood and Nora Bonesteel. I like this series, but this wasn't one of the best. I prefer it when only Nora Bonesteel sees the dead people because she's supposed to have the sight, but when some of the other characters see them too – it takes away from it.

Feuding father-daughter start this one. Daughter has become a famous country/folk singer and is coming home to see dad who is not doing well. He is old curmudgeon who used to be a lawyer. Part of the story is tracing a song from it's roots in Scotland to the new world, so interspersed with the current goings on are chapters about past generations. The daughter is a descendant, has heard the song years ago and wants to find it. (and, thus, the name of the book)

Daughter's plane goes down, and searchers go looking for her. Her reason to not succumb to shock is she has someone searching for this song.

Good way to connect the stories, and they were interesting. This just wasn't much of a mystery.

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