Five Star, Oct 2002, 25.95, 24 pp.
Clinic walk-in client Natalie Thorson informs her psychiatrist Faith Cassidy that she is filled with anger towards her former husband and wants him dead. She goes so far as to say she would love to murder Craig. Faith concludes that Natalie is emotionally too tired to carry out her threat but still consults with a peer who agrees with her assessment.
The next day attorney Miriam Stern calls to obtain information from Faith as someone murdered Craig in his kitchen in what appears to be a crime of passion. Faith worries that Craig's estate could sue her for negligence by not reporting the threat even if her professional judgment still believes there was none. In spite of Miriam's warning to behave prudently, Faith investigates the murder to prove Natalie's innocence and to avoid a costly suit.
FOLLOW THE MURDER is an exciting amateur sleuth tale that borrows elements form the medical thriller and police procedural. Though why Faith investigates is a stretch, the story line never slows down, loaded with red herrings, and provides numerous surprising twists and turns. Catherine Dain furnishes fans with a wonderful mystery that entertains from start to finish.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner