Review; Needled to Death (A Helping Hands Mystery #1) by Annelise Ryan
Description from Goodreads
As a colleague of deputy coroner Mattie Winston, social worker Clothilde "Hildy" Schneider is no stranger to unsolved murders at Sorenson General Hospital. Except this time, it's up to her to crack the case . . .
Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son's potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth . . .
Alongside her loyal therapy Golden Retriever, Hildy stumbles through incriminating clues--and an unlikely partnership with Detective Bob Richmond, the irresistibly headstrong cop who shares her passion for helping others. With signs of foul play surfacing all over town, can Hildy and Detective Richmond pinpoint the deadly traits of a sharp-witted killer before another seat gets filled at grief therapy?
My Thoughts on the BookFor me, this was just an okay cosy mystery. While I liked the therapy dog, PJ the dogsitter and that Hildy had a background in the foster care system (which made her a bit more human), I just felt that the plot and story were a bit unbelievable at times. Some of the examples include how Hildy got into the computer and the reason why Toby got killed.