A tropical paradise turns deadly.
Service dog trainer Marcia Banks had thought it was the perfect arrangement—stay on her client's private Gulf-coast island and get the human phase of the training done more quickly, while enjoying a much-needed break from the chaos of house renovations back home.
This certainly wasn't the tranquil getaway she'd envisioned, however. Two resident ghosts, a sour-puss housekeeper and bearing witness to her client's shaky marriage are bad enough. But within days, she's discovered even deeper and darker layers of dysfunction.
Via emails and static-filled phone calls, fiancé Will Haines convinces her to get herself and her dogs out of there, but before Marcia can accomplish this, a late-season hurricane abruptly changes course and strands them on the island... with a murderer.
About the Author
In her youth, Kassandra Lamb had two great passions—psychology and writing. Advised that writers need day jobs—and being partial to eating—she studied psychology. Her career as a psychotherapist and college professor taught her much about the dark side of human nature, but also much about resilience, perseverance, and the healing power of laughter. Now retired, she spends most of her time in an alternate universe populated by her fictional characters. The portal to this universe (aka her computer) is located in northern Florida where her husband and dog catch occasional glimpses of her.
She has written three series: The Kate Huntington Mysteries, The Kate on Vacation Mysteries, and the Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries. And she's now started a fourth series of police procedurals, The C.o.P. on the Scene Mysteries.