Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review – ‘Murder in Vail’ by Judy Moore


Sally Braddock’s serene lifestyle atop a mountain in Vail, Colorado, changes drastically each year when her three spoiled children and their spouses visit her – and her money – for Christmas. They live off their trust funds, which are disappearing quickly, and spend most of the holidays bickering and hitting up their mother for money. 
This year, Sally makes an announcement that sends her children into a tizzy, an announcement so extreme that it pushes someone in the house to murder. The storm inside the house is matched by a raging blizzard outside, and the family finds themselves snowbound with a killer. 


What a twist! In this murder/mystery set at Christmastime, billionaire Sally Braddock is 51 years old and one of the richest women in the country. Her beloved husband died a few years ago and left her everything but she’s not one of those old, snooty ‘I’m better than you’ people. She’s kind, down-to-earth, in-shape, and plans to donate billions to charities. Her three children, however, are selfish, money hungry and broke despite the millions Sally and her husband left them in a trust fund. Her kids and their spouses always visit Sally once a year at Christmas to get money from her. They’re horribly rude to Helga, Sally’s best friend and housekeeper, and constantly insult Sally in roundabout ways. When Sally finally snaps and announces her plans to cut the bickering kids from their inheritance, it drives someone to murder.
But who? Everyone has motive to kill. Billions are at stake. Trapped in a house with a murderer, it’s snowing outside and the roads are impassible. No one trusts each other and the tension runs high.
I couldn’t figure out who the killer was until the end but I knew right way the person who was framed for the murder was innocent. The ending kept me on the edge of my seat and I was happy to see that everyone got their well-deserved comeuppance.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. Thank you, Judy Moore, for sending me an ebook copy. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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