Thursday, May 3, 2012

Questionable Ethics by Angela Aberdhalden

Questionable Ethics introduces Mel Addison, who, in spite of a rebellious streak, has ethics that are anything but questionable.  The same can’t be said for the people she socialized with as a teenager.  Now, an adult, she wants to believe people have changed.  As Mel struggles to come to terms with the deaths of her son and her husband, she’s sure she can take care of herself even though she has a hard time convincing her family and friends.  As Mel pursues a case everyone else, including her law enforcement family, thinks is solved, she comes head to head with her old friends leaving her questioning who she can trust.  Abderhalden’s exploration of grief, the struggle of recovery, and the inner strength needed to survive tragedy immerses the reader without becoming maudlin.  Questionable Ethics leaves the reader wanting more of Mel Addison.

Note: This review is of the 2008 version.  The book was recently released with a new publisher.

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