Title: A Heritage Of Death
Author: Alexa Padgett
An unconventional woman. A brutal murder. To solve the case, one woman will look for help from beyond the grave…
Cici Gurule wants to pretend her dream is nothing more than a meaningless nightmare. But the bruised and bloodied woman looked alarmingly like her. When a baby turns up on her porch — a baby who was reported missing days before — evidence points to a connection with the woman in Cici's dream, and she can no longer ignore the nighttime vision. Cici and Detective Sam Chastain struggle to follow the garbled evidence, but the killer scores his victim first. Worse, a message pinned to the victim's blouse states, "You're next."
Now, it’s a race against the clock to keep the baby safe and find the murderer before his trail goes cold. Cici's only chance to solve this mystery, before she becomes the next victim, means choosing between her faith and believing a message left by her ghostly twin.
A Heritage of Death is the second novel in a compelling female sleuth mystery series for fans of Ruth Ware and Gilly MacMillan. If you like convention-shattering heroines, vivid Southwest settings, and a touch of the paranormal, then you'll love Alexa Padgett's twisty mystery.
“Are they dreams or are they visions? 3 stars”
First off let me say that this is my first read of Padgett’s but the second in Reverend Gurule mystery series. In no way shape or form do you have to read book one in order to understand A Heritage of Death. With that said I think A Heritage of Death was a solid book and I enjoyed how Padgett took a very serious issue and brought it to light.
Cici has dreams that are actually visions thanks to her dead sister sending them to her. Now Cici has to rush against the clock with the help of her friend Detective Sam to try and save these women. Women who look just like her. Will they be able to find these women before its too late? Or will Cici find herself in the killer’s crosshairs?
I love mysteries and for the most part A Heritage of Death is a good one, my only negative is I figured out who was behind the killings early on. Sometimes Padgett got a little too wordy for my taste, she would use one word that one might not know where she could have used something far easier to recognize. Other then those two things the only other complaint I had is I wanted more of Cici and Sam. What’s going on there and will we ever know?