I really enjoyed this second book in the Beyond the Page Bookshop series by Lauren Elliott and loved the whole pirate and ghost walk theme they were having for their Greyborne Founders Day festival. The next one has to do with Christmas, so I’m even more anxious to read that one.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was one book that was very hard to put down! There was always something going on that I just had to keep reading to find out. Addie Greyborne had become comfortable with her sort-of boyfriend police chief Marc Chandler who happened to be her bestie Serena’s brother when his ex-fiancee showed up in town acting like she wanted to pick up where they’d left off. It was awfully coincidental that Lacey’s arrival also had started some awful rumors about Addie floating around town via a gossip column in the paper by a Miss Newsy.
When the body of a local librarian was found, Miss Newsy managed to hint that Addie may have had something to do with that, so of course Addie wasn’t going to stand around not defending her name. There was a new handsome guy tossed into the picture in this story too, a doctor who was now the new coroner, and Addie felt herself liking both him and Marc. Despite all their ups and downs, Addie and Marc solved the case, and he had to admit that her gut instincts were correct. I didn’t really guess the killer until some clues started pointing that way. There were a lot of great red herrings to be distracted by too. I’m not sure where Addie’s love life is headed, but it’ll be interesting to see which guy she eventually ends up with. Each one is good for her in their own ways. I enjoyed the preview given at the end of the book for the next book coming out in October.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.