The Flies of August
Donna Bradley is a rookie police detective in Webster, Conn., tasked with finding Amber Zajac, a missing teenager. Meanwhile, the local police are investigating the murder of affluent insurance executive Nathan Weisz. As Donna works to piece together Amber's secrets, she comes to realize that the two cases may be linked. Lee's murder mystery has a strong protagonist, a sleepy town, surprise twists, and a strong undercurrent of class tension that serves to highlight the fact that justice and the law are not the same thing. Donna's personal troubles add color to the story, and readers will find this an enjoyable whodunit.