Fringe Benefits, by F. M. Meredith
Cal Sylvester, an officer in Rocky Bluff P.D., despises his rookie partner Gordon Butler. However, Cal thinks Butler's wife is hot and he pursues her romantically. Their affair heats up and Cal is hooked on the gorgeous Darcy, but Darcy wants more than love and passion… she wants fine things and high times which are beyond Cal's means. Cal realizes the life insurance on his wife would be the perfect sum to meet Darcy's expectations, and he plots her murder. Will thoughts of his kids keep him from putting the plan into action? Or will his obsession with Darcy compel him to follow through and kill his wife?
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ByRose Arboron December 31, 2015
The main story in this book
is about Cal Slyvester, an officer on the Rocky Bluff Police
Department. He is attracted to a fellow officer's wife and begins
plotting the demise of his own wife in order to collect the insurance.
But this book is so much more. We see what is happening in the lives
of the other police officers and also in the lives of some of the
Rocky Bluff citizens. There is a Wednesday rapist, break-ins around
the area where nothing much is taken, an accidental police shooting, a
run-away whose parents don't even care enough to report him missing,
and preferential treatment of certain citizens. The author takes all
these threads and weaves them together into a tightly woven plot that
will keep you guessing.
I loved this book and look forward to more visits in Rocky Bluff. Try it! I think you will love it, too.
I was given this book by the author in a give-away with no obligation to write a review.
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