Title: Booked for Trouble
Author: Eva Gates
Series : Book 2 Lighthouse Library Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Source: Received For Review from Publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina
Lucy is a librarian at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, that in itself being a beautiful and picturesque setting if not only by made by the cover of this book but just imagine it for yourself as I did reading. It made Booked for Trouble seem more real, like a movie playing in my head. Lucy loves her life at the library and would not trade it for the world with the library book club, the library cat, Charles and two men that are important to the town vying for her affections.
Lucy's mother, Suzanne, a debutante, comes to visit, and Lucy suspects this is no ordinary visit. Lucy seems to think her mother is acting strangely, displaying odd behavior but can't quite figure out why. She really wants Lucy head back to live in their home to their hometown of Boston to be with her ex-fiance that she is not in love with but Lucy being happy where she is in her heart does not want to go back but like most mothers and daughters Lucy lets her mother have her say.
While checking into the hotel Suzanne, witnessed by almost the entire hotel and Lucy and the manager of the hotel, George. Suzanne has an argument with a former classmate, Karen Kivas and it seems that Karen knows something about Suzanne's past that she does not want to be let out but what is heard by everyone. Soon after the argument Karen is found dead outside the library by a blow to the head, Suzanne shoots up to the top of the police's suspect list. When it does not seem to Lucy that that police are looking at anyone else that could have done this, Lucy needs to save her mother before she has to check out of Bodie Island, and out of Lucy and their families lives and into a prison.
This is a new favorite series for me, Life in a library in a lighthouse, a cat, a relatable and engaging amateur sleuth with an intriguing , supporting cast of characters that also make this mystery great and a murder with a mother and daughter story mixed in that touches the heart. The setting of this story brings out the true meaning of a cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading and reviewing the next book in this series, Reading up a Storm in April 2016.
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