professor Summer Merriweather brings her summer in England
to a quick halt when her mother, Hildy, dies suddenly. Hildy
is believed to have died from a heart attack, but
Summer and her Aunt Agatha think she was murdered. Hildy’s
return to her hometown on Brigid’s Island is not one
she welcomes, and she doesn’t feel particularly inclined
to stay long.
The police on Brigid’s Island,
North Carolina, don’t see the need for any investigation,
so Summer and Agatha decide to do some sleuthing. Hildy owned
a bookshop on the island and someone wanted to buy it, and
went so far as to send threatening notes. Is that person the
Members of Hildy’s book club
provide support, but as the story goes along, it seems someone
is now out to kill Summer.
While this isn’t one of my favorite
reads so far this summer, I do see potential for the series
to evolve. Unfortunately, I knew who the killer was almost
immediately. While the characters are okay for the most part,
I found that my favorite character was Hildy's African grey
parrot because of his vocabulary and personality. Summer,
as the protagonist, needs work to make her more relatable
and likable. That can be done and the next book can be improved.
The author is an established author with several books already
published. I have faith that she can make the second in the
series so good that I will be raving about it.
recommend this to readers who love to get in on the start
of a brand new series, and to anyone who wants a beach-read
that has a bookstore that specializes in beach-reads!
Reviewers Notes: The author also writes mysteries as Mollie