Book Review: Rocky Road

July 30, 2015


Rocky Road
Josi Kilpack
356 pages
hard copy edition

From the Publisher:
THE ST. GEORGE SPECTRUM Dr. Trenton Hendricks was last seen Friday, April 8, when he set out alone on a backpacking trip. Hendricks’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was located Tuesday at the Chuckwalla Trailhead, but after six days and thousands of man-hours, the official search has been called off. He is presumed to be deceased. It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah, that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fund-raiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fund-raising event, a local doctor, had disappeared two months before was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. When Sadie learns that her friend Caro and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have started a grassroots investigation into Dr. Hendricks’s disappearance, Sadie graciously refused to be a part of it. With her wedding to plan and her most recent case still fresh in her mind, Sadie is determined to leave this case to the police–until she meets the ex-wife of the missing man. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to more questions . . . that lead to a small town and even more questions! When the local police ask her to be their eyes and ears, Sadie can’t help but jump in with both feet. Before she knows it, she is on the rocky road of another investigation, following a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.


I’m not sure if it was because this book was based in my home state and I could see the location as I read, or I just enjoyed this story more, but I really loved this book more than some of the other ones.  Spoiler – but I thought that it was a little bit strange that Dr. Hendricks was hiding out and no one could find him, even though he was so close.  And I thought it was a little strange after all that he just returned home at the end of the book. I loved that the police let her help with this case and that there were a few mentions about your light and talents and letting them shine and following the path that God has for you.  A touch of faith, but not overwhelming. I did really enjoy this book and it has some great looking recipes too.  

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