I couldn't wait to read this book cause I love a good mystery! And the setting was Alaska, a state my husband and I can't wait to visit!! So I started to read with great anticipation. First I find out that the main character, Raleigh Harmon, is newly engaged. But she has taken a vacation to Alaska to think about whether she really wants to marry this guy. The trip, by the way, is compliments of her Aunt Charlotte, who also invites a friend of hers and Raleigh's Mom. Come to find out, Raleigh's Mom does not know that her daughter is an FBI agent and also seems to border on Alzheimer disease. Then her Aunt believes that special rocks heal spiritual wounds and her Aunt's friend is a psychic. Okay, that's more information than I really care to sort through after just 2 pages. But I press on.
Okay, after we are told the ship takes a detour we find out a wife of a movie star onboard has committed suicide. Raleigh is quickly put on the case since the ship's captain knows she is an FBI agent. So we are introduced to Geert, the ship's head of security, who doesn't appear to be too intelligent. The dead woman's body is taken to the mortuary at Ketchikan where Raleigh finds her fears confirmed. This was not a suicide. Her boss calls her and tells her a co-worker named Jack is going to come help her with the case. Jack of course seems to be quite arrogant and taken with himself and also taken with other women, including Raleigh. But he does have some smarts about solving a murder mystery.
As a whole I did enjoy the book and loved the description of the Alaskan scenery. It had more bunny trails than I wanted to read about and that did kind of dampened the whole mystery theme of the book for me. But I may read her next book, just to see how the author continues the series.
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