Looking Through Darkness by Aimee and David Thurlo is the latest mystery in the Trading Post series set on a Navajo Reservation (available July 7, 2015).
Like any good mystery, the first scene in Looking Through Darkness is a murder. Set in the Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Kurt Vance is out in the wilderness on a hunt with his two business partners. He hears something, a twig snap, so he turns to see what caused the sound. He never finds out. The next thing he hears is a loud boom with him falling to the ground, looking up trying to make sense of the fact that he’s bleeding. Karma, he thinks, which is pretty much what authors Aimee and David Thurlo want you to think since they have gone out of their way to describe how Kurt has cheated on his wife, lied to almost everyone, and stolen thousands of dollars. As a reader, I’m not sure how much sympathy we are supposed to have for this character, but we certainly have enough for his wife, Leigh Ann, the main character of Looking Through Darkness, the second in the new Trading Post series.