The Purse is an interesting mystery, full of twists and turns. Lydia Blackwell comes home to visit her dying father and finds out that the mother she thought died when she was little is still alive. She meets a stranger at his funeral who gives her an antique purse that belonged to her mother. This sets off a trail of murder, kidnapping, and family secrets revealed.
Lt Sonja MacIntosh is assigned to investigate one of the murders and she and Lydia have an instant attraction to each other. Together, they work to unwind the story of Lydia's mother and who the mob figures are who have so impacted Lydia's life.
I enjoyed this book. I liked the relationship between Lydia and Sonja and how it evolved. Overall, I liked the evolving twists in the story, though I thought a few were a bit too coincidental (her highway car breakdown was one). Still, the writing was good and I will definitely read more by this author.
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