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Friday, November 6, 2020

On Deadly Tides: A Penny Brannigan Mystery (Penny Brannigan #11) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

On Deadly Tides: A Penny Brannigan Mystery

(Penny Brannigan #11)

by Elizabeth J. Duncan


Hardcover

Expected publication: November 10th 2020by Crooked Lane Books






Goodreads synopsis: 

With a picturesque black and white lighthouse, pebble beaches and stunning views of sea and mountains, the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales is the perfect place for an idyllic mid-summer painting holiday.


And watercolour artist, businesswoman, and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan is enjoying the retreat enormously - until she discovers the body of a New Zealand journalist on a secluded beach just as the tide is going out, threatening to take the body with it.


The post mortem reveals the victim died from injuries "consistent with a fall from a great height," and the death is ruled accidental. But Penny thinks there's more to the story. Curious how the victim came to such an untimely end at this most inhospitable spot, she uncovers a link to a mysterious disappearance several years earlier.


And as her holiday romance with a wildlife photographer turns to love, she learns some truths about herself, too, that surprise her.


As the winds of change blow through Penny's own life, she sets sail on a friendly tide for a future she never dreamed possible, in a beautiful place she never imagined


***


3 stars


This is the eleventh book in the Penny Brannigan mystery series by Elizabeth J. Duncan.


I thought this was okay. It was pretty slow and I had to put it down a couple of times in order to get my gumption up to read it again. I was not compelled by the story or characters to continue. I did finish. They had me in the beginning when Penny found the dead body but with the lethargic story, I quickly lost interest. I think it has promise and with the bit of a rewrite could be quite good. Good bones but not a lot of follow through.


If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.


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