Review of Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Resort At Castaway Bay

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


Sydney Whitmore, a forensic psychologist living in San Francisco, moves home to Shipwreck Island, and the resort owned and operated by her family, after tragedy strikes leaving her struggling for a way to make sense of things. After finding out about the assault of an old friend, which has left him comatose, she renews her relationship with Ezra Reinhold, a reclusive billionaire who enjoys poking around in cold cases and has the means to hire the best people to find the answers no one else has been able to.

In book 2 in the series Syd is asked to help a man regain his memories after showing up a decade after he went missing with no memory of where he’d been since disappearing from his home when he was eight. Meanwhile, she continues to look for answers relating to Riley’s attack, which seems an impossible task, until Kelly invites her to a meeting with Ezra’s group who all pitch in to offer insight.

Bonus Material: Text and photos for Emily by the Sea and Emily’s Kitchen contributed by Christy Turner  (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Sydney is enjoying spending time with her family and having a working vacation.  She has to try and help a teenage boy remember what happened to him ten years ago and where he has been this whole time.  And she is also trying to figure out what happened to her friend, Riley, that led to him getting attacked and being in a coma.  And she wants to spend time with her sister and have some fun.  She will be very busy.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and took me on a great journey.  I really enjoyed the fact that although there are mysteries involved, Sydney did not go chasing after any bad guys and did not take unnecessary chances. This is unlike most of the cozies I read.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to spending more time with Sydney and her family.

Resort at Castaway Bay: Lost and Found by [Kathi Daley]

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