A decent read that focuses more on the characters and the way that they intertwine with each other in this small community rather than the mystery of stolen goods. I did enjoy the way the characters came to life and the sheer variety of them plus the way that elder abuse and coherence in families was used but just wish the mystery had had a bit more oomph. As the story took a long time to wind it's way round to the final conclusion.
Their little town is all set for New Year's Eve but luckily fireworks was not on the agenda. That had been left for the bigger town next to theirs and was their Sheriff's headache. As Chief of his small community police force he was glad of that especially once he heard that the fireworks had been stolen. Further thefts start being carried out. Who is doing the thefts and where are the items being stored. As the Mayor and Chief put their heads together in an effort to make sure that the problem doesn't hit them they come across so revealing information. Why is one senior keeping his truck (his pride and joy) outside for the elements to do their worst? How can the Mayor help her assistant with her love life? Will the thieves hit their community?