- AUTHOR – Barbara Elle
- PUBLISHER – Independently published
- PAGES – 301
A bloodied body buried in a snow bank on a remote island off Cape Cod. A cold case in Kansas. What’s the connection between two unrelated murders over a thousand miles away and decades apart?
In death in smoke, the thrilling sequel to death in vermillion, artist Leila Goodfriend unravels the truth about two brutal killings. From Cuttyhunk island to a Native American casino in Kansas, Leila tracks a trail of blood and revenge, littered with smoke screens and stone relics of a faded past. Once again, Leila has to trust her insticts, which puts her at odds with Detective John Grace.
A relationship of attraction that, in the end, reveals a tragic secret from her own past. Despite the detectives warnings, Leila puts her life at risk, obsessed with proving her friends innocence, at least of murder.
Death in smoke is the second book in a series but can be read as a stand alone novel, which is how I read it.
The story has a very small plot line and follows the main character Leila and her journey to find out what happened to the two people she had found dead and how these murders are connected.
The story was very interesting and I was eager to find out what happened but it was a very slow paced story which for me was the downfall.