When retired family doctor Sam Moore’s old girlfriend is murdered in a local hotel, the police suspect his involvement. The coroner, a former med school colleague whose husband is about to desert her, reveals that she had a crush on Sam in med school. When she is strangled the next day in her own morgue, Sam is once again in the hot seat.
Sam’s world falls apart when he returns home to find a family member killed in the laundry room, stabbed with his own garden shears. Rocketed into a world of denial and temporary insanity, Sam faces his worst fear, and is locked up in the very same psych ward he was in when his brother Bill died fifty years ago. Sam is determined to ask his long dead brother to help him. Billy, who communicates through a little green marble, has the ability to propel Sam through time and has helped Sam unwrap baffling mysteries in the past.
Sam’s plan: to change time, and bring his loved one back to life.
Although For Keeps is the third mystery surrounding main character Sam Moore, it is a book that can be read on its own. The story revolves around Sam and his link to a murdered fling from his past. A pulsating marble with vibes from his dead brother Billy helps Sam go through time and get insight. I'll admit that at first I was a little put off by a green glowing marble being in the mix of the story but it didn't turn out to be cheesy and it fit in with the storyline. This is the first book I've read by Aaron Paul Lazar and he wrote about the characters in a way that I felt like I knew about them and their history. In the near future, I'd like to read the first two mysteries involving Sam Moore.
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