Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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It's the dead of winter and struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is thrilled to be in warm and romantic Sarasota, Florida, enjoying the powdery white beaches, soothing seas, and golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. She and her family are there to celebrate her beloved cousin's wedding. Not only is Piper creating the sugar-sand-dollar-festooned wedding cake, she's also the maid of honor.

But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. Shortly after a bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a kindly neighbor's car is run off the road and a prospective witness, an innocent Amish teenager, is threatened to keep silent. Then a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls to Piper to unmask a killer. Could it be the wedding planner with something to hide? A doctor and his wife who collect unusual Japanese figurines? The best man, an ex-drug dealer with lecherous eyes and roving hands? What about her cousin's future stepfather--or even the bridegroom himself?

As Piper gets close to figuring out who's been covering his guilty footprints in the sand, the cunning killer has already set his sights on Piper as his next victim!

Publisher: New York : William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062135445
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 06, 2015

A really fast read and a good one. I always like her books. No profanity no sex and no gore. I would rate it G

Dec 29, 2013

This is what I call an easy reader. The author uses simple vocabulary and the "suspense" never really gets there. She is trying to imitate better authors but just doesn't quite get there. Great for a snow day!

Nov 12, 2013

Good quick read suspense novel.

ggbookreader Mar 28, 2013

Review title: Week of Wedding Woes.
This storyline seems to borrow information from other mystery and suspense authors such as Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark as well as the TV show "Breaking Amish." The storyline is somewhat original, yet not totally. Our protagonist will keep readers intrigued with the possible list of suspects. Each suspect has good reason to be glad that the first person murdered is gone. As the climax builds readers will continue to read to "uncover" the truth and "unearth" the culprit of this week of wedding woes, as the mystery unfolds and the suspense keeps you in its "grip." **It's a good novel to distract readers from "real" life for two days.

ChristchurchLib Feb 12, 2013

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Ranie_Elias Jan 23, 2013

Excellent book by Mary Jane always, her writing is amazing and suspenful...wonderful characters...everyone is a suspects...


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Ranie_Elias Jan 23, 2013

Piper and her family goes to Florida for her cousin, Kathy, wedding and when they get there...they find out that Kathy's friend, Shelly, is murdered...


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