The Man On The Roof

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Zach London – a teenager whose murder (with his body displayed at an easily discoverable place) turns upside down the lives of five families that up until that point had been living peacefully and in friendship. Everyone has their secrets that he or she would rather keep from their individual spouses, kids, and, not to mention, neighbors or anyone else.

As usual, detectives Cady Lambert and her new and green partner, Bradey, come in uninvited and disturb everyone and everything. Their work is somewhat aided by the neighborhood’s senior citizen, Herbert, whose unfriendly manners and habit of watching what others are doing at least for a while makes him a good suspect.

In addition to all that, throughout the book Michael Stephenson gives glimpses into the minds of the husbands and wives of the five families and reveals what they really think about their significant other, kids, and friends/neighbors. It is one thing to wish bad things on others in the heat of the moment, but it’s something else completely to actually kill. And so it’s up to the reader to figure out who has killed and who is just fantasizing about it.

Chris Hayden

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Author Michael Stephenson
Star Count 5/5
Format eBook
Page Count 639 pages
Publisher Michael Stephenson
Publish Date 2018-Jun-22
ISBN 9780727201801
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Issue July 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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