Review of A Summer Thing

A Summer Thing

Cottage On Gooseberry Bay, Book #6

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley brings you a heartwarming mystery series about finding answers and fostering hope while building friendships and embracing the magic of life by the sea and small town holidays.

Ainsley Holloway had come to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She’d come to find an explanation for the dreams that haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her. And she’d come to identify the family she couldn’t remember but knew in her heart she’d once belonged to. Ainsley hoped that by finding these answers, she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she’d resurrected the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.

The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope. It’s a series about family and friendship. It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations. It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship. And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.

In book 6 in the series, Ainsley’s PI business is really taking off after her recent successes and she’s busier than ever tracking down the people her clients are looking for including a father without a name and a social influencer who seems to have disappeared without a trace. When she isn’t juggling multiple cases, she’s continuing to look into her own murky past in the hope of finding the sister she never knew she had. (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Ainsley and her friends work well together and they get along great. They will have to continue to work well together because they have two mysteries to solve plus continuing to figure out what happened to Ainsley when she was little.   They are going to be very busy trying to figure it all out.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.      

I would recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  The author has a way with words and her books are all enjoyable.

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: A Summer Thing by [Kathi Daley]

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