"I'll Be Watching You" is a story about a woman who returnsto the Florida Everglades after her grandma's death a decade after she fled after accusing a man of murder. While back in town she once again digs into the long past murder and someone in the town doesn't want to see that happen. Tina Wainscott delivers with a vivid description of the beauty of the Everglades
This report prepared by Greg Bryant
St. Martin's, Dec 2003, 6.99, 432 pp.
In Cypress, Florida, snuggled in the Everglades, Elva Lyons shuts her bar Southern Comfort to go home. Inside her home, someone she knows comes out of the closet and kills her. Apparently, Elva had bought a box of junk at a church sale that contained a journal describing a murder. The official report is an accident due to her falling while using her skiff.
Elva's granddaughter Kim fled Cypress ten years ago after accusing her stepfather, a favorite son of the town, of murdering her mother. When she learns her beloved granny is dead, she feels guilty for not going home often and hurt as she missed the funeral. Kim has inherited the bar and house of her granny and heads to Cypress knowing everyone hates her, but one person would like her removed anyway possible including the use of homicide.
Fans who have watched the career of Tina Wainscott soar over the years will enjoy her latest romantic suspense that never slows down until the climax. The story line is action packed and keep readers guessing as to who killed Elva though the villain seems a bit of a stretch once revealed. The cast is a delight that brings a small isolated Everglades community to life, alligators and all so that the audience receives the usual entertaining thriller from one of the best writers today at keeping the tension high.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner