By Michaela Thompson
A RIP-ROARING, PULSE-POUNDING FLORIDA PUZZLER...
“A ripping solid yarn … a thrilling tale.” —Publishers Weekly
“... an resourceful plot, a few rousing action, a black-hearted villain, a adorable child, a few gently ironic humor, and a heroine who is attractive with no being perfect.” —Booklist
As complicated as a fisherman’s internet, Riptide particularly writhes with sinister delights—family secrets and techniques, family members feuds, misplaced kinfolk fortunes, betrayals, puzzles, sunken treasure… and homicide, in fact. With a bit illicit romance and treachery thrown in for seasoning. This rife surroundings swirls round ny artist Isabel Anders, who’s summoned domestic to tiny St. Elmo, Florida to house an emergency: the aunt who raised her has been brutally—and mysteriously—injured.
Isabel arrives to discover the kin mansion in ruins, her aunt dwelling in a trailer, and, harmful as a cottonmouth, the sweetheart she left at 16 simply the place he was. looking ahead to her. other than now he’s bought a grudge opposed to her, a mystery of his personal, and a few unsavory partners. simply while Isabel’s aunt looks recuperating (but prior to she’s in a position to speak back) she dies simply as mysteriously as she used to be injured. Suspecting homicide, Isabel fast ties her aunt’s dying to another.
But to discover the killer, she has to hack her method via a small-town jungle of intrigue and a number of other generations of interrelated secrets and techniques, generating hours of pulse-pounding pride for the proven puzzle fan.
WHO WILL LIKE IT: lovers of Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, clever cozies like these via G.M. Malliett, Elizabeth Zelvin, and Gillian Roberts, British puzzlemeisters just like the nice Dorothy L. Sayers herself, all BBC mysteries, and naturally, Michaela Thompson’s personal Hurricane Season.