Moose Willow Mystery begins with a suspicious death in a game-processing meat locker at the fictional village of Moose Willow. A mysterious woman makes an appearance at choir practice. Janese’s mother forces her way into the lives of George and Janese challenging their privacy and sanity. Janese joins Bertie, a State Trooper, to help solve the disappearance of George. Meanwhile, bigfoot sightings and elusive pregnancy tests muddy the waters at the Copper Country community. Terri Martin painted a picture of what winter is like for people who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with whiteouts and lots of snow, making driving conditions dangerous and causing power outages.
Martin describes life in a small town by using humor, and moody, compassionate and restless characters. Characters searching for the answers to life while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. Small-town events such as cantatas end up bringing in the new year with a bang. Some of the main characters face major life changes. A dog brings delight to Janese and others while helping to solve a mystery. Strange occurrences lead the sleuths down a path of discovery. Janese, forced to face her fears, manages to find true happiness. If you are looking for a book that is hard to put down, “Moose Willow Mystery” is that kind of book. It’s entertaining, a fun read and definitely a page-turner.