Sunday, February 15, 2009

Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib

A shrink by day and an advice columnist by night, Dr. Rebecca Butterman is always ready to help people sort through their issues. But when trouble hits close to home, and she offers her problem-solving skills to crime solvers, no one wants her two cetns...


When Rebecca's friend and fellow therapist Annabelle Hart is found badly beaten and left for dead, Rebecca is determined to search for answers. But this time, no one wants her help. Not Detective Meigs, who thinks the crime was either a botched robbery or the result of a relationship gone sour. And not Annabelle's sister, who makes it clear that Rebecca isn't welcome in family matters.

The only place where her opinion matters is the therapist's couch. She's agreed to see Annabelle's patients, but it won't be easy. Anabelle's area of expertise is sandplay therapy, which Rebecca knows little about--yet with a would-be killer on the loose, she can only hope the clues are buried within easy reach...

I really enjoyed this 3rd installment of the Advice Column mysteries!! Dr. Butterman is once again found involved in a crime without knowing how she got there, but this time her close friend is involved and this is not sitting well with her. Although her friend's sister appears to be stonewalling her, Rebecca finds a way to help out and the story unfurls from there. I enjoyed the development between characters and look forward to getting to know them all and see what direction Rebecca's life takes now. Am hoping to see another installment in this series, and soon!! 4/5