Review of Thanksgiving By The Sea

Thanksgiving By The Sea
Haunting By The Sea, Book #15
Kathi Daley
5 Stars

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A funny and cozy paranormal mystery series set on the shore of friendly Cutter’s Cove.

The luxury cruise taken by Amanda and the gang didn’t exactly go as planned, but in the spirit of making lemonade from lemons, Amanda and Trevor decided to spend a few days together touring the San Juan Islands. Unfortunately, before the gang even arrives back in Seattle, Amanda receives a call from Woody asking for her help.

It seems that a local social worker was shot in her driveway after returning home from work. The woman is fighting for her life in the local hospital and Woody is desperately trying to figure out who shot the friendly mother of three. Woody hopes that Amanda, who has the ability to talk to ghosts, will be able to expand that ability to speak to the woman who is clinging to life in a coma. Amanda doubts Woody’s plan will work but after everything Woody has done to help Amanda and the gang, she feels she needs to try, so the gang heads home.

Meanwhile, Donovan has new information for Amanda relating to the photos and threatening message someone texted her, mom has a new friend in town, Shadow is acting strangely, and Amanda and Trevor decide to take a baby step in their slowly evolving relationship. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. As is usual with this author, the characters seem so real to me and they feel like old friends. They are so close to each other and they always have each others backs. Amanda and Trevor are slowly moving their relationship in the romance direction, which is great.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. There were a lot of twists and turns in this story and I was happy to go along for the ride. The paranormal aspects of this book add a lot to the story. It seems as though Amanda’s gift may be expanding.

I would recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. I am already looking forward to the next book.