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Murder by the Seaside

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Murder by the Seaside (2013) Julie Anne Lindsey (Patience Price Mysteries Series)

Patience Price liked her job working HR for the FBI, but when she’s let go, she decides to move back home to Chincoteague Island to put her counseling degree to work.

But the day she moves back, her ex-boyfriend is accused of murder and trouble like the island has never seen before is occurring every single day.

Especially when her ex’s mom wants her to prove him innocent.

“I was never angry he went to college. I was mad he lied to me. One minute we had plans for a life together, the next minute he’s playing ball in Florida. I never saw it coming. He duped me. It won’t happen again.”

This is a cozy that is quite silly.

Mom put an emphasis on nice underwear. One never knew when one might wind up in an emergency room. No one wanted to be there wearing tatty underpants.

There are also two possible romantic interests for Patience, which was less my thing, especially since I didn’t much care for her ex.

Plus was that Patience has delightful parents and her friend Claire was wonderful and supportive–as were many of the people on the island who knew her as a teenager.

The mystery was so-so. Patience was an act-without-thinking-things-through type of heroine, which isn’t especially my favorite.

So, it was fine. I didn’t like it anywhere NEAR as much as her later Geek Girl series, but it was a pleasant enough escape.

Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 6.5/10

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