Trial by Fire: A Riley Donovan Mystery by Norah McClintock
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by Orca Book Publishers
Source: review copy though LibraryThing review program
I've read better books by McClintock. This is not one of her best. The main character is quite far-fetched, a young teen, who is smarter than the police and her detective aunt. Mr. Goran stands accused of setting his own barn on fire. Now in a coma from his injuries, the only person who has any doubts about this is Riley. She questions people and does the investigation all on her own. The other teenagers were much more realistic. The plot is pretty convoluted but I'll give the author kudos though as I didn't figure out who the real culprit was, being quite surprised with the results.