Blake and Shelby Gunner’s plans to renovate the old boathouse go awry when murder comes calling...
Autumn in Port Scuttlebutt usually means a stormy Lake Superior, crisp temperatures, vibrant fall colors, and an invasion of deer hunters. This year, there’s also a shallow grave.
Someone killed Pete Dugan’s ex-wife and planted her under his woodpile. The police consider him the obvious suspect, but the Gunner’s have other ideas. What does the death of a pet squirrel, the sighting of a mysterious car, a break-in at the bed & breakfast, and the reappearance of three ex-cons into the community have to do with the murder of a middle-aged legal assistant?
No detective worth a grain of salt believes in coincidence. So when things start piling up that seem too quirky to be happenstance, Blake and Shelby have to decipher the clues and come up with the truth before a killer gets away with murder.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This clean mystery story is as encouraging to the spirit as it is challenging to the brain. Characters and scene situations are perfectly balanced, motivating constant page turning. Every time I was sure I knew “who dunnit” the author put another puzzle piece in front of the reader. Even though many characters were introduced in the first book of the series, this story easily stands alone and the town politics understood. It's five stars. What a great holiday or hostess gift.
Loved the story and characters. Blake and Shelby make a great team. The quirky sub-characters like Fanny and the squirrel make me laugh, while others make you teary-eyed. With all the intrigue and strange happening,s it makes you wonder about what is actually going on in small communities, maybe they aren't so safe and quiet after all. Really good engaging story. You won't want to put it down until you have completed the read. This 2nd book is just as great as the first. Can't wait for the next in the series.