Return to Palm Court
ebook, 184 pages
Published May 4th 2021 by Amazon Digital Services
Brittany Nelson returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry to help her sister, Blake, run the family bed and breakfast and care for her three-year-old niece. Soon after, strange occurrences begin taking place. Brittany can't shake the feeling that the ghosts of her family's past haven't been laid to rest, after all. As she works to unravel how this is possible, she finds herself in the center of unfathomable events. But if the Nelson sisters know anything, life at Isle of Palms isn't always a day at the beach.
This is second book in the Isle of Palms Suspense series by Stephanie Edwards.
The main character, Brittney Nelson is deaf and I find this to be a fascinating choice for the author. She learned at a young age to sign with ALS but didn't lose her ability to speak. I liked getting to see all the gadgets available to assist the deaf. They have sure come a long way with that technology.
There is a lot different and unique about this story. The sisters also have these twitchy aspects about them too which gives this book a supernatural vibe as well.
In the previous book the spirit of Parker had been dealt with by binding him with a ritual. But somehow Parker has escaped this supernatural jail cell and is again taunting the sisters.
I don't want to get too much into the plot and story structure since that is the best part of this book and I don't want to give anything away. The with does get a bit choppy in the begging but that is easy to overlook since the story is so good. And the lack of flow only seems to happen in the beginning very briefly.
This can be read as a standalone but digging into book one will give you the needed backstory if you get lost.
I highly recommend reading this
Definitely pick this up if you are a cozy mystery lover.
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. Opinions are completely my own.