Sins of the Family
A Callie McFee Mystery
by Hy Conrad
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 5 May 2022
Mason Hill Inc, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Buddy McFee, Texas’s legendary fixer, is trying to hide his failing mind from the world. He takes on what should be an easy case, the DUI arrest of a young lifestyle marketer. When Buddy botches the case, his client, Trevor Birdsong, locks his front door and hangs himself with a necktie.
Buddy’s daughter, Callie, had grown to like Trevor. She was the last person he contacted before his death and she feels guilty that she hadn’t been there for him.
Meanwhile, Buddy worries that the suicide will tarnish his legacy. Out of desperation, he claims that Trevor’s death was a murder, and Callie latches onto the notion, defying all the evidence to the contrary.
As an investigative reporter, Callie enters the world of hip, holistic healthcare, convinced that Trevor’s death was connected to some secret within his company. But her murder investigation unleashes another secret, one from deep in Buddy’s twisted past, that may just send him to prison for the rest of his life – and get Callie killed in the process.
A Note From the Publisher
“Conrad proves adept at the tools of the mystery author’s trade, like misdirection, planting clues that pay off later, and crafting a plot where every detail matters and feels logical and believable but will still keep readers guessing how they will finally fit together.”