Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They are looking forward to a quiet romantic weekend out of town. Wouldn’t you know their choice of destination provides them with anything but!
Regan and Jack had considered going to Bermuda, but instead they decide to spend four days at his parents’ beachfront home on Cape Cod, a wonderful spot where they’d never been alone. Arriving at the Cape late at night, Regan and Jack are just in time to experience the beginning of a major storm. The next morning, Cape Cod Bay is quite a sight, churning with whitecaps. The wind is howling ferociously. Sheets of rain are pelting the house. Regan is looking forward to settling in the den with Jack and watching the storm.
However, the best laid plans....
In the bedroom, Regan opens the curtains to find Skip, the Reillys’ young caretaker, pressing his nose against the glass, supposedly checking for leaks. Skip later comes running into the house, distraught that he’d just discovered Adele Hopkins, the woman renting the house next door, in a heap at the bottom of her staircase to the beach. Regan and Jack run back down with him, but huge waves are crashing on the shore. Hopkins is gone, presumably swept out to sea. Who was Adele Hopkins? No one knows. The sixty-ish loner, who moved in five months ago, shunned her neighbors. Even her landlords have no idea how to locate her next of kin. Discovered in her dining room are stacks of apology cards she’d not yet sent and bags of pillows that are embroidered with the saying grudge me, grudge me not.
Regan and Jack’s search for clues to this mysterious woman’s identity makes for an anniversary weekend they’ll never forget!
Investigate another case with Regan Reilly.
©2010 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
The story dragged in a few spots. Seemed to be a long time before the story ended. Not sure what it is with this book.
Just not one of the better books. Seems like a lot of words with little substance.
I usually enjoy reading the adventures of Regan Riley; however, this book did not live up to my expectations. The story line was all over the map. There were too many things going on and nothing really developed or completed. It was very tedious listening and took me months to complete.
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