Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp is a rollicking fun
and exciting cozy murder mystery. I found it genuine and fascinating in every way: the characters, the setting, the plot, and the twists.
Mary Catherine Whelihan, a successful author in her thirties, has no desire to return to the town where, as a young girl, she discovered a dead body in the creek. But a nun’s funeral and a strange email from Gene, an old grade school classmate (and her secret crush), lure her back–into a net of danger as she encounters foes from her childhood class, mystery, mayhem, and murder.
When another dead body turns up, Cate finds herself held as a suspect. Will Cate be able to escape the so-called “Curse of ’87” that seems to strike almost everyone from her grade school class? Together, Cate and Gene search for answers, uncovering secrets that could cost them, and their loved ones, their lives.
The author’s strong and clever command of the written language makes this book an entertaining page-turner. Don’t You Forget About Me is well-plotted with never a dull moment. From a narrow escape from a window, to a gunfire-in-the-woods scene, this novel will have you reading with bated breath.
Fans of Christian fiction will particularly enjoy the elements of faith that add to the richness of the story without hampering the plot. Fallen away from the Catholic faith of her childhood, Cate encounters not preaching, but simple, strong faith in action, even in the face of deadly adversity.
The ending of Don’t You Forget About Me is satisfying without being predictable, and an epilogue hints at just enough danger to tantalize a sequel. I recommend this highly-enjoyable, cozy, clean, lively mystery to all readers!