By Glen Ebisch
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
When high school English teacher Cassandra Reilly is laid off, she takes a poorly paying part-time job at a local nursing home to make ends meet. Her employment problems may be solved when one of her patients passes away after naming her in his will as the director of a new literary research center. But Cassie isn’t certain she can handle the position, and her doubts increase when she receives a threat against her life.
The lawyer who handles the will proves to be a source of support and comfort, and Cassie hopes their friendship will deepen into love. As the danger increases and Cassie faces her doubts about her own abilities, she begins to develop a new strength of character that will help her achieve her life’s goals.
A Fragile Will is a lightning fast read. I liked Cassie a lot. She was dealing with an unsupportive mother, a best friend who was in an abusive relationship and two greedy men who wanted to see her disappear. Reading to the elderly at a senior home was a relatively peaceful job until one of the patients died and left in her a tough situation.
In A Fragile Will there was a lot of suspense and think this book should have been labeled more of a thriller or mystery than women’s fiction. Other than that, I have no complaints except I wish it were longer. If you love a good mystery then you should read A Fragile Will. Four stars!
Glen Ebisch taught philosophy in college for over twenty-five years, and for the same period of time has been writing mysteries, first for young people, then for adults. He has been fortunate enough to have seventeen published books.
Glen lives with his wife in western Massachusetts and now focuses full time on writing, exercise, and travel.