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Troubled Water: A Lark Chadwick Mystery    by John DeDakis order for
Troubled Water
by John DeDakis
Order:  USA  Can
Strategic Media Group, 2014 (2014)
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Just finished Troubled Water by John DeDedakis. Wow! Good book. This newest in the Lark Chadwick series has many twists and turns but never loses its way. The book is an easy but satisfying read and never dull. Lots of action and intrigue as well as suspense.

Journalist Lark Chadwick, hoping to further her career, leaves her cops and courts beat at a weekly newspaper in Wisconsin to accept the same beat at a daily newspaper in the South. Before she can even start work, she discovers the floating body of a young girl and, after notifying local police, calls her story in to the newspaper.

When a second body appears in the same place as the first, the murders are called the work of a serial killer. Seems like a story with which Lark can really establish her talent as a journalist. Unfortunately, she also tries to find the culprit herself. Which can prove very dicey as far as her personal safety is concerned.

A slew of new characters walk on the pages here. And most of them could be considered suspects. Lark's investigations bring her to the brink of disaster several times and her suspicion of so many also might disrupt a budding romance. Lark is a very likable character. You have to love a twenty-year old woman who names her VW Bug Pearlie.

Troubled Water is a really good book with a female protagonist written by a male author. And DeDakis does it well. He says his home life has been surrounded by women so he can pick up on their vibes. Lucky man.

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