This is the second book in the Island Sisters series by Hannah Dennison who also wrote the Honeychurch Hall mysteries. I’m enjoying getting to know the variety of characters from the Scilly Islands and Tregarrick Rock Hotel. I think Patty, the detective inspector is one of my favorites along with Dennis who’s in charge of the main desk. Patty cracks me up when she shows up for an investigation and stages it like a tea party. She’s tough but fair and has an off-the-wall but effective method of getting info from people. I love that Mister Tig, the hotel’s cat is a big part of the promotion of the place. Now that the hotel’s in business, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of mystery and mayhem happen in the next book!
My Goodreads review:
This was a real rollercoaster ride of a murder mystery with lots of twists and unexpected happenings. I was never sure who to trust, but there was one person from the start that I definitely didn’t trust. I didn’t guess whodunit, but I enjoyed finding the path to finding out.
I’m liking Margot a little bit better toward the end than I did to start with. Kim was a fun new character with her mad hashtag skills, and once again I got a big kick out of Patty the detective inspector and how she was able to worm information out of people. You just can’t not like this lady, lol. After all the murder and madness, the Tregarrick Rock hotel was able to do its grand opening, and I know if I was in Evie’s shoes, I’d have been breathing a huge sigh of relief!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.