No Good Deed by
Maggie Casteen is the third book in Kathy Hamilton Mystery Series and a
gorgeous treat for fans of sleuth and mystery. Kathy is now living her dream of
becoming an investigator, working for defense lawyer Bailey Clark. Kathy is out
to locate Charlie, the only credible eyewitness to a crime. Her search becomes
complicated when she discovers that Charlie is being hunted by a killer. It
seems as if someone is determined to stop Charlie from speaking the truth and
time is running out on Kathy. Meanwhile, Dr. Hamilton wants his wife's cold
case re-opened and he doesn't want Kathy to know about his plans.
Complex characters, painful and dangerous secrets, and a killer after the one person with the secrets to unraveling a mystery are elements that enrich Casteen's narrative, a twisty tale that is boldly written and briskly paced. The author skillfully explores the psyche of the female protagonist as she navigates a world filled with secrets. The writing is elegant and the dialogues are captivating, and these elements help to unravel a world that readers feel comfortable navigating. The suspenseful narrative packs many surprises for readers, but it is the author's deft plotting and the clever execution of character that lifts the quality of entertainment for this entry in the series. The scenes are focused and the points of view are written with clarity. Maggie Casteen is an author to watch keenly.