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A romantic getaway to Aruba turns into anything but for Emily Harrington and her fellow guests at a posh resort. Emily discovers a corpse near her beachside cottage; the victim is Roger Stirhew, a travel critic whose vitriolic prose and in-person antics make him the most hated man on the island. The local authorities correctly assume someone within the resort community killed Roger. Emily's somewhat blithe attitude toward her own safety (she may have seen the killer in the distance) has her straying into danger more than once, culminating in a dramatic finale. VERDICT Ryan's old-fashioned escapist read, while set at a leisurely pace, packs enough oomph to hold a reader's rapt attention. Her appealing resort patter is perfect for the contemporary closed-room drama. Pairs nicely with Carolyn Hart titles.