The Grave Truth
Verity Hawkes’ new life as Leafy Hollow's resident landscaper and part-time sleuth is just about perfect. She has a new love interest, a new home–even a new pet. The last thing she needs is a reminder of her troubled past.
So when her estranged father shows up with a plea for help, her first instinct
As Verity gets herself more involved into the mystery she has also put herself in danger.
Characters are quirky, personalities are intriguing, the mystery is full of twists and turns.
I received an ARC prior to publication and decided to voluntarily review it. Opinions are my own.
Verity had me worried that she bit off more than she could chew this time around, and she had me in tears as well..
The book can be read as a standalone, but all the books in this series are so much fun to read.
Love love love this series.
I have read most of the books in this series over the last few years. I have enjoyed them all! Great to be meeting up with the same main characters in each of the books including this book which is sixth in the series.
This book, "The Grave Truth" added a new character, Verity's father! a little more info was given about her parents and their marriage breakup. Things with her father are tense in the beginning and the reader will find out why...
I also want to mention th ...more
Frank, the long absentee father, makes a rather dubious appearance. He may have had some vaguely noble ideas about his departure a ...more
Finally we get to find out the truth about Verity's father, and when he suddenly shows up in Leafy Hollow claiming that Verity's mother has left him a legacy everybody is beside themselves. Verity's aunt Adeline will have some confessing to do but before that she is just about ready to chase her father out of town. Verity is not too happy about him being there either, but when suspicious things begins to ...more
Part time slueth check.
Great romance with her boyfriend Jeff.
Absent Father just showing not so perfect after all especially when he starts telling her things about her mother and a past crime. What is Verity to do figure it out and find out what her father is up to really with his tails and bits and pieces of information. Whats he really want is it time with his daughter or something he thinks he's owed. What ...more
This book wasn't quite as much fun for me as most of the others in the series. That might have been because didn't seem to get to interact as much with her friends E ...more
So this what happened next! Verity must have faced her father who had been absence for decades, some disturbing revelation about her mother, uncovering buried mystery, while also got thrown in a murder case. An interesting, yet a bit exhausting, life. W ...more
Verity Hawkes is settling into her new home, new business and indeed new life, when the father who walked out on her twenty years ago suddenly shows up. This unexpected visitor sets off a series of events that catapults Verity into her deceased mother's past and brings some not too pleasant discoveries.
Verity's path to the solutions takes a well written, circuitous route with unexpected twists and tu ...more
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily cho ...more
A Grave Truth has everything you want in a mystery. The characters and their relationships with eachother are complex and relatable. The mystery is full of twists and turns. The entire book is a page turner from its explosive beginning to its satisfying end.
The books in this series keep getting better. Blair is an excellent Canadian writer, who has clearly done her research into the issues touched on in her book. If you haven't followed this series, wha ...more
This story is filled with emotions for all involved. Verity is torn between wanting her father back in her life and the great hurt he caused her when he left her at 8 without an explanation. Will she discover why he left without saying good-bye? This story opens a page from the past for all involved. The truth will all come to light when they discover a tie no one suspected. Great suspense, aggra ...more
This book was so much fun to read! It kept me guessing the whole way through. It was so mysterious, so hilarious, so enthralling, so fun and fabulous! I cried when it ended, for a couple of reasons. The ending was so touching, and I was just plain sad that the book had ended. Yes, it was that great! I sure hope Verity has many more adventures in store for us! I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fantastic read!
I write The Ruby Danger series of f ...more