Review of Reading Up A Storm

Reading Up A Storm

Lighthouse Library Mystery, Book #3

Eva Gates

5 Stars

 

25894011Synopsis:

The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery….

After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast.

The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal—but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy… (Goodreads)
Review:

In this third book in the Library Mystery Series, Lucy finds herself pursuing another murderer.   When the body of a gentleman that she just met is found floating in a boat, she knows that there is trouble brewing.  And when one of her best friends is a suspect in the murder, she knows she has to do whatever she can to find the real culprit.  With the help of her friends and coworkers, and her cat Charles, she sets out to do just that.  

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Lucy is a determined young woman who is more than willing to help her friends when they are in need.  She is smart and determined and is not afraid of doing what needs to be done to accomplish her goal.  I really enjoyed reading about Charles, he seemed almost magical to me.  I thought it was great when he helped Lucy pick out an outfit for a date she had.   

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery is carried on well throughout the entire book.  There are enough twists and turns to make it difficult to determine the real murderer.   I really enjoyed the lighthouse setting, and the library in the lighthouse made it even more special.

I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  This is the first book in the series that I have read but I plan on reading the first two books also.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  I would like to thank Netgalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the opportunity to read and review this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Storm-Lighthouse-Library-Mystery/dp/0451470958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461784752&sr=8-1&keywords=Reading+up+a+storm

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