Zoe Donovan Mystery, Book #24
In the first ever crossover episode, Zak and Zoe join forces with Hawaiian visitors Luke and Lani, to find out who killed a historian visiting Ashton Falls in order to find a treasure map left by his grandfather a hundred years earlier. Meanwhile, Ellie and Levi move in with Zak and Zoe while the boathouse is being renovated and Alex helps Ellie prepare the nursery for baby Eli who is due to be born any day. Throw in some humor and Easter fun and you have a Zak and Zoe crossover mystery. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. The author is very talented in her character development and I love spending time with them. I really enjoyed the fact that four of my favorite characters were all together, solving a mystery and getting to know each other. I could picture all of them being friends in real life and hanging out together. I was glad to get to spend a little time with Ellie and Levi and I look forward to spending more time with them and their new baby in future books.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. Through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place around me. The mystery is carried on well throughout the entire book and it was not easy to solve.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. The characters, the small town setting and the skillfully constructed mystery all combined to make this a book well worth reading. Any fan of this author will greatly enjoy this book. And if you have not read any of her books, what are you waiting for?