From NY Times bestselling author of the Carmel Cove Cozy Mystery Series
Lucy Diamond has one main ambition in life, to write a bestselling novel.
After giving up her full-time job as a journalist with the local paper, she finally sets up her office ready to write. However, things soon go awry when her friend, Marnie, fires a shotgun from her window,
Lucy fears Marnie, who is agoraphobic, is losing her mind. Problem solved when Winnie shows up looking for a job as a companion and moves in next door, or is it?
Meanwhile, Lucy’s new beau, Sergeant Brendon Colt is working all hours, investigating the murder of one of the town’s local dignitaries. Lucy finds it difficult to ignore the intriguing investigation and decides to set her writing aside to chase the clues, but in doing so, she stumbles across information which puts her own life in mortal danger.
Other books in this series are:
Death on the Coast.
Death By Association is the second book in the authors Wellington Cozy Mystery Series which is set in the US. I love seeing a different side to the author’s writing skills and whilst this may be a cozy mystery, it still makes for a dark and thrilling read.
I love the whole setting and feel of this book. The small community where everyone knows each other and its hard to have any type of secrets as everyone knows everyone else’s business. In one respect I love the community spirit and feel, its a place where people watch out for and help one another. There sure does seem to be a high death count in these places though!
Without a doubt this felt quite a sinister read with weird things going on, not only with Lucy’s neighbour and new carer but with Lucy herself and the constant threat that seems to be surrounding her. I felt on edge as I had a creeping sense of dread that something wasn’t right and found myself holding my breath waiting to see what was going to happen next.
Death By Association was a highly addictive murder/mystery that kept me on my toes. The author skilfully throws in some red herrings to send you off course to make things more exciting and tense. There is something almost homely and comforting about this series with regular characters feeling like good friends and oh my goodness the mention of Lucy cooking and baking had my mouth watering! There is a very sinister side to it though that has danger lurking throughout and has you playing detective to see if you can guess correctly at who dunnit. A must read for cozy mystery lovers.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.