This American novella is the first in a planned series, featuring Madison Keith. See Cathryn´s introduction to the series.
I think the following quotation tells you quite a bit about Madison, the first-person narrator:
“What I didn´t know was that I would find a dead body within six weeks, but by the time that happened, I already loved my job. I wasn´t inclined to look for another one just because of one corpse…”
Madison Keith gave up her office job because she felt trapped in front of her computer. Now she works in a church, feeling that here are people who need her. She may seem out of place, however, as she has several tattoos and piercings. Besides, she sees ´into people´s souls and their minds´.
She expected that the church would be a welcoming and quiet place of work, but very soon she learns that someone cuts the beautiful, red roses off the bushes outside in the middle of the night. So for many reasons, the atmosphere turns out to be tense and sinister.
And then death strikes. Because of Madison´s intuition (and her curiosity) she is certain she knows who committed the crime, but she is less sure the police will see it because they will be caught up in forensics and their search for hard-core evidence.
This short book is a fine psychological mystery with a touch of the supernatural. Besides it offers a likeable protagonist I am looking forward to meeting again.
I bought the e-book myself.