Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband.
In Bears With Us, Tempe has her hands full when bears turn up in and around her town, becoming a threat to kids and adults when an elderly woman is horrifically killed. But are bears really responsible, or is there something else afoot?
This is the first book that I have read in this series, even though it is number 11. I can definitely say that I am going to look for the others in the series.
Marilyn Meredith has written characters that are likable and strong. You actually feel like you are there in Bear Creek right along with them.
I also loved that she had all these great subplots weaving in and out of the book. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep my interest.
My favorite character is Tempe. I love that she is trying to explore her Native American heritage. It brings a unique quality to the books. Plus when you figure in that Hutch is a Christian minister, it can provide just the right amount of tension at times.
If you have not had the chance to read this series and you love mysteries, then you don’t want to miss out on them.
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