Review of Secrets By The Sea

Secrets By The Sea

Haunting By The Sea, Book #2

Kathi Daley

5 Stars





Amanda Parker has returned to the small seaside town where she lived for two years while in witness protection. Now that she has settled in and solved the murder she returned home to solve, she has decided to stay in Cutter’s Cove for an extended vacation. Of course it isn’t long before she stumbles across a surprising secret that will require the help of the entire gang to solve.

Mac has returned to her job in California, but has promised to return as soon as she can wrap things up at work. Mom and Tucker are due to arrive for a visit in just a few days, and Trevor has indicated that he is ready and willing to do what it takes to help Amanda and her ghostly sidekick Alyson, figure out who killed the young woman buried on the bluff. (Goodreads)






When you read a book by this author, you know that you will always find certain things within the book.  You know there will be great characters, a welcoming setting and a mystery worth solving. Secrets By The Sea is no different.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  All of our favorite characters are back, and it looks like they are staying in Cutter’s Cove for good.  This is great news. They are once again trying to solve a murder, one that happened a long time of go. When Amanda starts having recurring dreams about a grave, she sets out to find the grave and who is buried in it.  I really liked the fact that no one stumbled upon a dead body, which is what happens in most cozies that I read. This was refreshing.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she pulls you into the story with her written words.  Although the mystery happened in the past, there are still enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through.  I really enjoy the paranormal aspect of this book, it adds another level to the mystery. I have found that this author’s books are as much about the characters and their lives than they are about the mystery, and this is a great thing.

I would recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy.  If you are looking for a great read, you have found it.


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