My Eyes Have a Cold Nose
The daughter of notorious sheriff Pat Garrett, Elizabeth“Gigi” Garrett has been blind since she was a small child. In 1930s New Mexico, Gigi, a middle-aged former concert pianist, makes a living teaching piano and writing concertos. With her new companion, a seeing-eye dog, she can now maneuver around the town on her own. When a teenaged neighbor girl goes missing, her boyfriend is the obvious suspect, but the young man swears to Gigi that he is innocent.
Gigi believes him and sets out using her “senses” and innate curiosity to find out what happened to the girl. Soon she has several suspects. Even the local sheriff, a man to whom Gigi has become attracted, is under suspicion.
This story is told primarily through the smells and sounds a blind woman experiences and is fascinating because of it. The author takes you into Gigi’s dark world, but you are never in a bleak place. Scents evoke color and voices show character as you are drawn along on her quest.
The prose is so descriptive but never bogs down. The mystery will have you turning the pages as Gigi faces danger when she comes too close to the truth. I look forward to reading more from this author.