Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Something Read, Something Dead: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates

Lucy is excited about Josie's wedding.  The love between the couple is obvious and they are going to have a simple wedding with a small reception.  At least they were.  Then Grandma showed up and tried to take over the wedding.  She wants to direct everything and she has brought wedding planners with her to make it happen.  Sometimes wedding planning can get traumatic...

Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 13th.

As Josie tries to keep her original plans, Grandma won't be dissuaded from her plans.  She thinks her plans are better.

Since Lucy works at the Lighthouse Library, she agrees to hold the reception there.  As Josie fights with her family to control her own wedding, Lucy decides to distract one of the planners by encouraging her to work on a wedding onboard a yacht.  Josie isn't going to do that but it keeps one of the folks butting in busy elsewhere so they can continue to plan the original wedding they still want to do.

Then one of the guests at the reception gets sick and dies.  The gluten free baked goods were only for the one lady's use and they'd been doctored.  They take Josie in because she was the baker.  Lucy is pretty sure the woman that died was not the victim that was intended.  Is it the old girlfriend trying to get Josie out of the way?  Might the poisoner have been going after Lucy?  Even if they weren't going after her, Lucy still almost gets drowned in the hot tub at a friend's house.  Who did that?

With a temporarily assigned detective in charge, Lucy decides she's going to have to solve the case herself.  He's trying to put words in people's mouths and is not interested in who is the real killer, he just wants to solve the case.  She's got her work cut out for her.

I enjoyed this one a lot.  There's plenty going on, there's danger everywhere and the author ends the story neatly.  Give it a try, I bet you'll like it.

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