First his brother, now his mother—Jack Girard searches for the truth behind his family’s tragedies.
When hungover ex-lawyer and Key West bar owner Jack Girard groggily wakes up one morning, he’s greeted by a beautiful woman lying next to him and a shrill, ringing telephone. Seeing the call is from his father, Claude “The Duke” Girard, Jack answers. Within seconds, he learns that his mother is dead in an apparent suicide, and Jack hits the road, heading back to his childhood home in Miami to face his tyrannical father.
The death of his mother brings up haunting memories from Jack’s past—memories of his brother Bobby’s suicide when they were in college together. Being back in Miami only continues to dredge up his family traumas, but things grow more complicated when The Duke suggests that his estranged wife’s alleged suicide may have been a murder.
As Jack begins to uncover the truth about his mother’s death, including the secret she had revealed to only two people—the same secret Bobby had taken with him to his grave—he finds himself in imminent danger. Can Jack reveal the true story before it’s too late? He has to act quickly, or he fears he may be the victim of the next Girard family tragedy. (Summary via Goodreads)
Liquid Shades of Blue by James Polkinghorn is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat reading as fast as you can to see what is going to happen.
Jack Girard and his family have seen heartbreak but the secrets are what will tear the family up. Jack and his brother, Bobby, were very close but Jack was never told the secret that Bobby was keeping until Bobby committed suicide. The day that Jack walked into the apartment that the brothers shared and found his brother dead with a suicide note was the day that changed him and his feelings toward his family.
Jack left Miami in his rearview mirror and moved to Key West and started a new life….and that life was going well until one Saturday morning after drinking alittle too much the night before, his father calls ….and he has to return home to deal with his mother’s death.
Jack doesn’t believe that his mother committed suicide. If it was after Bobby’s death, that would have made more sense but not now. And when he goes to the condo where his mother was living since separating from his dad, things become clearer to him…..but how to prove it is a whole different problem all together…..
James Polkinghorn knocks this story out of the ballpark on the first swing !! Readers will be in shock when the entire story is explained and we see how Jack handles all the secrets. It will knock your socks off !!!