In Murder at Castle Rock by Anne-Marie Stoddard, Amelia “Ame” Grace has booked 1980s Icon Bobby Glitter to perform at the Castle Rock. Her career may be at a high but her co-workers seem to have things boiling under the surface and when the club owner suffers a fall right in front of Ame, was it suicide or something more sinister? Ame knows something is up and she can’t stop herself from uncovering the killer no matter the personal cost.
Carlotta Wren’s last decade has not been easy. It started with her parents being charged with a crime and going on the run and then her posh fiancé dumping her. She was left to raise her 9-year-old brother, Wesley, and supports them by selling designer clothes at Neiman Marcus. Wesley, at 19, is not the easiest of siblings. When he gets caught hacking a government computer to clear a few fines, Carlotta has had enough. With the attractive Detective Jack Terry on her heels trying to find her parents and working to keep her brother’s loan sharks at bay, the last thing Carlotta needs is for her old rival and wife of her former fiancé who left her to turn up dead. Life, it seems, is not always as you plan.