Friday, June 2, 2017
The Quiet Streets of Winslow by Judy Troy
When the murdered body of a young woman is found in a river wash in Black Canyon City, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Sam Rush begins an investigation that leads deeper and deeper into the mystery of her death and the psychological mystery of identity. Nate Aspenall, with whom the young woman had been involved, is forced to confront the facts of her life and his own, and what he may have become with her. Sam Rush confronts the degree to which he is hindered by his assumptions about the Aspenall family, and by the knowledge of his own isolation. And Travis Aspenall, Nate’s fourteen-year-old stepbrother, must come to grips with what love and sex do to people, what choices they make when threatened with loss.
Judy Troy's writing is enjoyable to read, her descriptions and mannerisms of her characters give the reader a good view of what's happening throughout the investigation. The book is written from the point of view of several different characters. Although Goodreads reviews are mixed on the likes and dislikes of the ending, I prefer there to be a definite "what happened" point in a mystery, but in The Quiet Streets of Winslow there was no such moment and the reader is left to draw their own conclusions.