With her new novel, The Witness Wore Blood Bay, Linda Evans proves once again that she is a wordsmith of the first order. Her principal character, Leigh McRae, leads us through a maze of false starts as she tries to clear her fellow horseman, Candy, of murder charges. She has numerous side adventures with her cousin Sammi as she helps her discover who or what is poisoning neighborhood dogs, and tries to advise her on her hapless love life, all the while trying to discover the true identity of the killer. Just when you think Leigh can’t solve this crime, she uses the clue of a child’s toy to lead us to the real murderer, and clear her friend of false charges. You won’t want to put this page-turner down as Leigh leads us from one heart-pumping discovery to another. This one deserves five stars.
(reviewed the day of purchase)