Mark Twain wrote: My friends and acquaintances looked ashamed, and the house, as a body, looked as if it had taken an emetic.
#1 in Caribou King Mysteries
Average Rating: 5.0
Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska--cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists--Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why would his widow want to return to the location of her tragic loss? Something about Taylor's story just doesn't ring true. Of course, she may not be the only liar in town. Taylor's former father-in-law accuses her of killing his son in front of a diner full of people, except he may have had a stronger motive. A handsome boat captain seems to fancy both Cara and Taylor and can't make up his mind between them--or between lying and telling the truth. And the local constable mistrusts everyone, but may have a reason to be mistrusted himself. Will Cara help her old friend Taylor, or will doing so get her into a heap of trouble? When a headless body is discovered in the bay, Cara wonders just who she can trust in this tiny town.
This is a twisty, cozy mystery with interesting, believable characters. The Alaska setting adds to the charm of the story. It's well paced and suspenseful.
Michelle Babb's performance is outstanding. Her character voices are appropriate and distinct enough to keep dialog easy to follow. This is a promising start to a new series.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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