Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Reading Up a Storm

Gates, Eva. Reading Up a Storm. New York: New American Library/Obsidian, 2016.

Lucy Richardson, Bodie Island's librarian and sometimes sleuth, sees some unusual lights minutes before seeing a boat in distress. She calls the Coast Guard who rescues the couple. However, the man turns up dead the next day. Stephanie, a Raleigh attorney, is on a leave of absence to care for her invalid mother. The deceased turns out to be Stephanie's father. As Lucy and the local law enforcement investigate, plenty of motives and suspects turn up, even though the man has resided elsewhere for a long time. I really enjoyed the Outer Banks atmosphere on this one. I want to go back and read earlier installments and the next one too. Libraries, lighthouses, cats, and North Carolina -- what's not to like about this combination? This review is based on an Advance Reader's copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes.



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