As much as I read, you would think I would know about this author! But, no. My daughter brought home the first in this series and quickly devoured it. Upon her recommendation I read it. Just had to get the 2nd one! If you like clean murder mysteries, the Cape Refuge series will not disappoint! I am usually pretty good at figuring out "who done it?" But Terri Blackstock is a masterful story teller that weaves the characters' lives so fully, I was hard pressed to guess correctly before she revealed the clues! And, even if you do guess correctly, there is always an unexpected twist!
Read this series in order. Each book is complete, and could stand on its own, but you will get a fuller picture of the characters, their lives, and each person's place in the setting. I highly recommend this series! She also has some stand alone novels which I have placed holds on at the library!