"A Small Sacrifice is another entertaining addition to Hart's collection, but if you've never read a Jane Lawless mystery, please don't start with this one. Read Hallowed Murder, Vital Lies, and Stage Fright, and A Killing Cure first. The more you know Jane and Cordelia, the more you'll enjoy their newest adventure."
"Hart tells the story of this fateful reunion with deep compassion, strong psychological insight, bravura, wit and a clever plot."
"Hart reveals herself to be a fine author as she handles the sexually diverse batch of characters, rural setting and focused plot."
"The fifth superior Jane Lawless mystery. . . . An absorbing plot that is driven by romantic and competitive connections that convincingly cross genders."
From the Publisher
Returning to Summer Green, Wisconsin for a reunion of college friends, Cordelia Thorn finds that broken marriages, alcoholism and personal hostilities are putting a strain on old friendships. When one of the group dies suddenly of an apparent heart attack, Cordelia summons her friend, Minneapolis restaurateur and amateur sleuth Jane Lawless, to do some snooping. Together, Jane and Cordelia follow their hunches and clues into the murky past and back to the troubled present, where they find that a single match could blow up their lives.