In Treachery at Torrey Pines, John Van Vlear delivers an awesome, intense read. The book starts at the funeral of a professional golf caddy, Buddy Franks. Buddy was murdered after a golf tournament by a blow to the head with a golf club and a golf ball shoved in his mouth that choked him.
Everyone was shocked to hear of Buddy’s murder and the police seem most interested in his wife, Linda, thinking she had financial motive to kill her husband.
Shank MacDuff was a good friend of Buddy. He is a caddy himself to another professional golfer. The book goes back and forth in real time and looking at Shank’s past, giving you a good feel for who he is.
I particularly like the way Shank kind of daydreams and tells the stories of his teen years, growing up wanting to be a surfer.
You can also tell that he loves to describe the details of his beloved BMW! The descriptive words John uses in this book really caught my attention.
From the first page, I was hooked. I needed to find out what was going on.
John Van Vlear allows this book to progress at an excellent rate, filling in blanks right on time. I was not sure I wanted to read about golf.
Thank goodness it wasn’t all about golf. I learned a little about the sport and I also learned about surfing and some things about California, where this story is based.
Treachery at Torrey Pines will really have you wondering as the inexperienced “detective” work of Shank goes about getting Linda out of the hot seat for her hubby’s murder.
As I turned each page, I found myself wondering what the heck was going to happen next! What else is Shank going to find? About Buddy? About his life? His gambling…his friends….the golfers…..Linda….The truth!
Did Shank get himself in too deep? Asking too many questions…finding too many answers? You have to read this book to find out what happens. When you get there, you are sure to go on a thrilling ride!
I would give Treachery at Torrey Pines by John Van Vlear four stars and surely recommend this to my friends! If you a love a mystery with a little thrill and a redhead, this is for you.Powered by Sidelines