THINK POSITIVE! HUGS!
The second issue of By The Sea series finds Liz Holt helping with Indialantic Hotel and writing her new novel. Liz is wondering if the next festival will be held before the hurricane arrives at the barrier island. I like the story but felt the writing was not smooth and interfered with understanding the characters. Watching the waves from the beach Liz noticed a turkey vulture hovering over the beach. She checked out the area and finds Declan's body and the next a gold coin under where his body lay. Although told to stay out of it by her Father and friend. She becomes involved with Ryan, her NYFD friend who is now a private investigative (PI). The more she learned about the day, Declan fills into the ocean the more determined she becomes to find what happened day. First, there is hurricane warning when the hurricane arrived all inhabitants of the Indialantic Hotel are together to ride it out in the save-room. I recommend this book. Recipes are included in dishes used in the book. Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.