Rescue Alaska Mystery, Book #2
Rescue Alaska is the eighth series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. It is a fast moving mystery series with a paranormal twist.
Rescue Alaska is a small town in northern Alaska where visitors come to hike and ski. Harmony Carson is a lifelong resident who volunteers as a member of the local search and rescue team. Harmony has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to help rescue, and more often than not she can feel their fear and their pain as well. When she isn’t aiding in a rescue, Harmony works at Neverland – the bar owned by her brother in law Jake, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Harmony lives in a rustic cabin with six dogs, four cats, six kittens, eight rabbits, and a blind mule named Homer.
In the second book in the series, Jake and Harmony are in the process of training a new search and rescue dog when they get a call that a four year old boy has gone missing from the cabin his family rented while on vacation. They join the search and rescue team, along with the local police, in the hope of finding the child before it is too late. Along the way they discover the freshly dumped body of an important member of the community. The police are stumped as to why this popular town resident would have been murdered, until Harmony inadvertently stumbles across something shocking, that might very well provide the lead they need to provide the answers they seek. (Goodreads)
As is usual with this author’s books, the characters are wonderfully created: they are realistic, well rounded and three dimensional. Harmony is a strong caring capable woman , and with her special ability, she sometimes has more than she can handle. It tears her up emotionally and physically but she still does what she can to locate missing people. The other members on her S&R team add a lot to the story, including the dogs.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt the biting cold and all of the dangers out in the wilderness while I was reading this book. I liked the fact that there was more than one mystery to solve, I was engaged throughout the whole book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider that I had a hard time playing detective and finding out all of the answers.
I would highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Search and Rescue books are some of my favorite genres to read and this one was excellent. This series is one of my favorites. Be sure you check it out.