Seychelle hasn't taken to motherhood as well as she hoped. Five years earlier, when Catalina Frias died in childbirth under B.J.'s care, Seychelle decided to adopt her friend's orphaned child. She promised the boy she would stop leading a reckless life, stop getting involved with crime, and restrict her business to towing.
But now, as Nestor is about to start school, she is questioning her decision to try to raise the boy. Whatever made her think she had any parenting skills? Her adopted son calls her Seashell instead of mommy. She's refusing to marry BJ because she's convinced he will leave her eventually. And she's terrified of joining the PTA.
Then, on a hot morning in June, she raises a wrecked fishing boat from the waters of a Florida swamp, only to make a horrifying discovery. She hadn't meant to get involved, but this time murder found her. The police are calling it a cold case, but when Seychelle learns the victim was Grace, the sister of her mechanic, she cannot turn her back on the sweet teenage girl who went missing months earlier.
The search for answers takes Seychelle from an opulent yacht bound to do missionary work in the Caribbean, to a religious commune bordering on the Everglades, to a yacht race in the Bahamas' sunny Abaco Islands. Can she stop the killer from murdering again without endangering herself and her family along the way?
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I was thrilled to see that Christine Kling has resurrected the Seychelle Sullivan series. It was one of my favorites when I first started reading mysteries and has not disappointed with this latest installment. Mourning Tide picks up a few years after the last book with Seychelle on her tugboat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL finding a body on the sailboat she is salvaging. The ensuing mystery takes the reader into the life of evangelical big-money Churches and through the Abacos islands of the Bahamas. This sums up the story but does not begin to describe what a great storyteller Kling is. I was immediately pulled into the story and kept turning pages long into the night. Kling is a master of place in her books. She sets the scene and anchors her stories with such precision and exact details that there is no doubt she has well-researched her surroundings and has lived many aspects of the tales. This is the mark of a great storyteller. I have loved this series for a long time and know you will too. Victoria Allman author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
This one kept me reading till the end! Hope there's another Seychelle book soon!