The Beautician’s Notebook

The Beautician's Notebook Author Anne Clinard Barnhill
ISBN-10 1945181117
ISBN-13 9781945181115
Year 2017-04-10
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
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WHEN WILLA JO TEMPLE IS FOUND STABBED THROUGH THE HEART ON THE FLOOR OF HER BEAUTY SHOP THE GOOD FOLK OF SUMMERSET NC ARE SENT INTO A TIZZY Its up to her ex husband Sheriff Tal Hicks to investigate Evidence points to four possible suspects Willa Jos business partner a town socialite a preachers wife and Willa Jos live in lover Willa Jo kept a notebook containing all the secrets shes learned while doing hair Rumor has it Willa Jo is going to write a book exposing everything But now Willa Jo is dead and the incriminating notebook is missing leaving the sheriff with very little to go on As he interrogates the suspects he finds himself attracted to newcomer Clarissa Myers He delves into her past only to discover she has deeper ties to Summerset than anyone imagined Before the sheriff can complete his interrogations however another suspect Avenelle Young confesses The sheriff is skeptical about Avenelle Youngs guilt because she refuses to discuss what happened with Willa Jo Her statement is a terse declaration of guilt with neither motive nor method explained The sheriff has no choice but to incarcerate Mrs Young During the investigations as the secrets of Summerset are slowly revealed each family touched by Willa Jos death must come to terms with the new information being unearthed The repercussions are far reaching and forgiveness hard to come by However at the heart of the book is the possibility of reconciliation among the town folk as they learn the real truth about one another Anne Clinard Barnhill s first book came from her heart Her second two historical novels were masterfully researched and her most recent book The Beautician s Notebook is just a lot of fun The story centers around the tragic and suspicious death of the popular local beautician at The Sassy Lady Willa Jo Temple Willa Jo is so popular as a matter of fact that she has a string of husbands and boyfriends and for the price of a haircut she ll entertain clients with tidbits of her outlandish behavior As Willa Jo shares her scandalous life others reveal bits and pieces of their own past indiscretions As Willa Jo says You d be amazed at what people will tell you while they re getting a pedicure What only a few people know is that Willa Jo is taking notes and some say she plans to write a tell all book one day Upon her death the notebook goes missing and when it s found suddenly there are quite a number of suspects This is a great who done it that will keep you reading until the very last page Brenda Bevan Remmes author of The Quaker Cafe and Home to Cedar Branch What a treat Anne Clinard Barnhill has penned a mystery with heart and soul Her characters are so likeable even lovable that I hated to think of any of them guilty of a heinous crime despite their many motives An intriguing and heartwarming novel Diane Chamberlain NYT bestselling author of The Silent Sister More red herrings than in a fishmongers wheelbarrow Molly Weston Mystery Writers of America Raven Award Winner