From M A Comley – NY Times bestselling author of the Carmel Cove Detective Series.
Angie Potter, had everything to live for, so why would someone deliberately set out to kill her?
With a violent storm on the horizon, threatening to disrupt the investigation, Lucy Diamond, an intrepid journalist with the Wellington Journal sets out to solve the murder.
However, the local sergeant, Brendon Colt, sees her snooping as a frustrating intrusion.
A stranger saunters into town who sets the local womenfolk’s hearts fluttering. Who is he? Why is he defensive when Lucy questions him about his intentions?
Every day a new suspect is highlighted for Angie’s murder, can Lucy uncover who the perpetrator is while battling her own internal demons?
Book two – Death by Association coming soon.
For a cozy mystery, this was quite a dark read. Along with a murder in the area, Lucy has personal problems of her own to contend with.
I love the small town feel in the book and the setting which adds an air or suspense on it’s own. Lucy’s job means a great deal to her and even though I’m sure not a great deal of worthy news happens in the area, Lucy always manages to stumble across the juicy stuff. As with any reporter, they tend to be a pain in the side of the law but Brendon the local sergeant seems to have more than a soft spot for Lucy.
It feels like a bit of a team effort with the police investigating as well as Lucy snooping to see if she can find out any gossip or secrets about her friend Angie. There are more than a few unlikable and untrustworthy characters in the book which adds to the whole mystery.
Death on the Coast is a great read from an author who writes not only hard hitting crime thrillers but mystery novels also. I am loving the less grittier side of her writing as there is still lots of mystery and suspense packed into her stories and it keeps the reader turning those pages. There is plenty to keep the reader entertained and I can’t wait to see what Lucy will find herself stumbling into next. A highly engaging read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.