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.
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This is one of the better books I've listened to lately. It is well written, good characters and the plot is interesting.
It kept me interested to find out what was going to happen.
I've listened to several of her performances. She just keeps getting better!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher
Even in Alaska Murder makes people hot
A wonderful introduction to a new series. It's cruise ship season in Coho Bay, Alaska and Caribou, most people call her Cara, is busy selling artwork to the droves of cruise ship passengers. Cara's old college friend Taylor, who is also the widow of Cara's friend the famous artist Jonathan Snow, shows up in her shop. Taylor somehow always seems to bring drama wherever she goes. The Sheriff, and sole member of the police force, believes Cara had something to do with the death of her husband. Something about Taylor's story, or lack of story, makes Cara a bit nervous. One night she notices someone watching her home and a friend tells her she needs to start locking her door. Then her friend disappears and a body, without hands, feet or head, is found in a crab trap. The Sheriff is back asking Taylor more questions. Will they find out who the killer is before they have the chance to strike again? Fans of the romance between Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli and Ranger in Janet Evanovich's novels will be interested in the tension developing at the end of this book.
I received this book for free from the narrator in exchange for my honest review.