She should have known when she fished that Pink Floyd T-shirt out of the creek that it belonged to that waitress, the one who disappeared…
Kathryn “Ryn” Lowell has escaped the stifling confines of her office at the New York travel magazine she writes for and pulls into Trout Fork, a tiny fishing hamlet in the Colorado Rockies, to write an article about the town. She hasn’t been there long, when along with her orange tabby cat, Jack Kerouac, she discovers a T-shirt in the local creek that belonged to the missing waitress. Now foul play is suspected, and Ryn, who has fallen for the quaint mountain town, is determined to find the killer and give her new friends closure. Teaming up with the local police detective, who seems to want more than Ryn can give him, she puts it all on the line—her heart, her job, and her life.
The first time I ever heard of D.M. O’Byrne was the day I received an email from Voracious Readers asking me if I’d like to read and review her latest book, Death in Trout Fork. I read the same blurb that you read above, and thought what the heck. I said yes, and hopefully I will be able to review the next one too.
First off, I just have to tell you that this is really a believable story. We have traveled to the same small mountain town in Colorado for almost 30 years, and all of those trips made this story relatable. (We did not travel to the town in this book.) I could see many of the people Creede taking in a young woman such as Ryn. I have seen people passing through help out a business while they are in town. It is all so real!
O’Byrne starts with some meat of the story right off, which makes it a complete page turner from the beginning. Before you know it you are finished reading, and ready for Ryn’s next adventure.
The storyline flowed like the little river Ryn and Jack, the jogging cat, would frequent. The scenes were written in just enough detail that you could picture them all. Some of my favorites were Jack on the leash, Ryn’s motorcycle adventures, and her working at the cafe.
Just when you think you have this one kind of figured out, it twists just a little.