Sunday, April 27, 2014
In the misty moonlight...
I was most entertained with the novel which does a fine job in capturing the atmosphere and setting of Mystic.
The reader experiences a character named Tony as he murders a recent Annapolis graduate. Then Tony removes the man's clothing and cuts off the buttons as "trophies." After which Tony disposes of the body.
At the Mystic Marina, Liz and Garret Adams live aboard their boat, "Sloopy."
They go on a boating excursion and discover the body of Ensign Steven Bates. They notify the authorities but something makes Liz want to help in finding the killer.
The life of the characters who live aboard their boats at the Mystic Marina is well detailed. We see the serenity they seem to feel by living on their boats but we also learn that many of them are hiding things from their past.
After another murder, Liz goes to a psychic and is given direction in searching for the killer but also receives a warning that the killer is aware of her investigation and might be wanting to harm her.
The reader also experiences the love between Liz and Garret, and that of the Marina manager, Jim, and the girl he is to marry in the near future. We also feel sadness for the young woman who works at the Marina and bears a secret love for the Jim.
The dialog is realistic without unnecessary commentary and the story moves along nicely while keeping the reader's attention.
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review and the comments are my own.