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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates ( Lighthouse Library #7)

A Death Long Overdue

(Lighthouse Library Mystery #7)

by Eva Gates

Kindle Edition, 372 pages

Expected publication: October 6th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books

Goodreads synopsis: 

When her former director is found dead in the water, librarian Lucy Richardson will have to get to the bottom of the mystery before the killer ends her tale.

It's summertime in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Bertie James's college class is having their 40th anniversary reunion. The opening night reception is held at the Lighthouse Library and Lucy and her colleagues have assembled an exhibit of library artifacts showing how libraries have changed over the years. After the reception, some of the women take a walk down the boardwalk to the pier, using flashlights to illuminate the dark path, but what's scarier than the dark is finding the former director of the Lighthouse Library floating lifeless in the water.

Helena Sanchez, the former director, wasn't much loved and spent the party being rude to almost everyone there. As a result, Lucy finds herself in deep water as she rocks the boat, questioning several suspects. But she'll have to batten down the hatches and fast before she's left high and dry...and right in the killer's crosshairs.


4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates.

I have to admit that when I dove into this series with book 5, I had a hard time connecting with it. Now with three books under my belt (so to speak), it is all coming together nicely. I think I just needed to get to know the residents a bit more before I could start enjoying the journey. So I would suggest you start reading this one at the beginning so you can love it from the start. I totally need to do that myself.

During the 40th reunion of the library, an old librarian from the past, who was not well liked, shows up and then ends up dead. Lucy uses her connections with the library to help the police solve the murder. Lots of great clues here. I loved the part where the victim had an identical twin who didn’t like her at all just like everyone else. And also loved the whole motivation as to why Helena, the victim, was mean to begin with. It all was wrapped up so nicely. And you don’t really see that in a lot of books these days.

Great mystery that captivated me. Loved the setting at the lighthouse. Love the crazy community, even the ones who drove us crazy during the reading of the book. Loved how Collin kept trying to talk to Lucy throughout the book and ask her an important question but kept getting interrupted. I felt bad for the guy. But it all turned out well in the end.

Definitely a series to dig into and follow! A must read.

If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

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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