Mike Baldwin immerses readers in the world of sports, small towns and summer camps with this mystery. Veronica Townsend is a fascinating lady, witnessing her interactions with the other characters in the story is entertaining and informative. She is smart and savvy and at times over-powering. I enjoyed the fact that her intelligence and skills are never in doubt, even by her detractors. Her assistant is an effective complement to her strong personality. I wish Victoria had entered the story earlier. This was a little bit too much like real life for me, there were so many viewpoints and I felt as if it was too hectic trying to keep all the players straight and determine whose viewpoint I was reading. Some very serious subject matter was mentioned in this story and it was handled well, neither glossing over or glorifying gritty details. I'm not sure if this is a second book in a series but I felt as if I was missing some important information about John Jensen's death. Over all this was a solid mystery but I don't believe it is the usual cozy mystery.
When Veronica Townsend opens up a tributary summer camp where baseball star John Jensen grew up her dream may end before it even begins. Cancellations pile up and the doors might close before the official grand opening when a camp lifeguard ends up dead. Now to save the camp Victoria must uncover secrets and find a killer.
To fulfill her friend’s dream, legendary sports agent Veronica Townsend has constructed a kids’ summer camp on the Kansas farm where baseball hero John Jensen was raised. Camp Dream Catcher, though, is in danger of shutting down after a lifeguard is murdered. With cancellations pouring in, Veronica must solve the mystery in a desperate attempt to keep the camp open.