Mysterious boat, strange lights, an ice cream truck broken into - just a normal day for Cassidy Livingston! Who wouldn't start investigating when these things happen - but Cassidy is trying to be "low-key" while waiting to testify in a major trial. As more and more questions arise, next door neighbor Ty's former fiancee arrives to put a "kink" in a possible romance. A great addition to the Lantern Beach series. Start reading and you will be wanting the next one -and there will be a next one - to come out!!
Storm Surge by Christy Barritt is an awesome addition to her Lantern Beach series. With the return of Cassidy and Ty, the mystery jumps off the page with the addition of a raft coming on shore. Cassidy is on the hunt for the people in the boat, so of course, she has to jump and look for clues without giving away her true identity again. Ty is taken to the hospital in the first couple of chapters, throwing Cassidy for a while ride on a rollercoaster of emotions. The suspense flies as the mystery comes close to home, and Cassidy has to once again save the day. I read the story in a little over a couple of hours. A great way to spend the afternoon. I keep looking forward to everything Barritt writes. She knows the needs and wants of a good mystery. I highly recommend anything she has written. I enjoyed this quick read and can't wait for the next installment coming out in April 2018.
I love Christy Barritt's books, but this one was darker and more suspenseful than her Squeaky Clean books. The first chapter was so dark, I almost didn't finish reading it. "She couldn't fathom immersing herself any more deeply in the dark, vicious world that stole people's souls as easily as a skilled pickpocket stole wallets on a busy street corner." After the first chapter, the writing was much more what I'm used to from Barritt with her great insights into human nature. "Cassidy had seen this kind of emptiness before. It was an emptiness borne of a rough like, lacking a stable support system." "Silence was an isolation lonelier than a deserted Island." "That's your compassion speaking. It's not a bad thing to feel horrible after breaking someone's heart."
Christy Barritt will keep you turning the pages. I received the first book in the series as a freebie. When I finished it I ordered the next one and before I knew it I bought all 6 books in the series and loved each one. I read all six books in less than 7 days. There is suspense, murder, gang related drug trafficking, humor- an ice cream that seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to playing music - even when its not turned on. You can read each book in the series as a stand alone but each one will not complete the whole story. Each one is better than the last and has a teaser at the end. There is human trafficking, romance, a lighthouse that plays a part in almost all the books. Some of the characters are just that - characters to love, laugh at, some that will make you wonder which side of the law they are really on. My kindle went everywhere with me while I was reading this series.
No one asked me to read, review or say anything about these books. All opinions are my own and all I can say is that I was sorry to see the series to come to an end. I normally don't like series that go more than 3-4 books. I highly recommend the Lantern Beach series. WARNING!! You might lose some sleep or let a few errands go. I did.
Another winner in this series, CANNOT. PUT. DOWN! This one deals with human trafficking and as always, Cassidy brings her A game to solve this and bring justice to all involved. Not sure how much longer she'll be undercover with Ty's questioning looks and there's finally some sweet kisses in this one :) Still loving Elsa, the ice cream truck, although it's too bad Cassidy has very little chances to sell ice cream with everything else going on! Ty's ex-fiance makes an appearance in this one, really hated her but man, she is WELL WRITTEN. LOOOOVED the chapter to do lists AND how the one officer messes up Cassidy's name EVERY TIME. Seriously love this series and can't get enough of Cassidy, she is an amazing character that makes me laugh and I'm right there with her every book :)
This story starts off with a bang, though not from a gun. Ty has company. Company he’s not thrilled with, but Cassidy doesn’t know that. She’s putting herself at risk of discovery, again. With each crime or potential crime she throws herself at, Ty gets more suspicious about her past. She’s learning more about her true self, and liking what she’s learning, but has questions about her future if she can stay alive. Great series that keeps you reading to find out what happens, as each book builds on the other.
Cassidy Livingston (aka: Undercover Detective Cady Matthew's in hiding) is fighting her emotions on this new "friend" Ty. She wants to be let him in her heart fully. But should she let her guard down? After all, he has no idea who she really is. And what will come of the makeshift boat that washed ashore? The well writing author Christy Barritt brings more suspense in the 3rd book of the Lantern Beach Series keeps you wondering what will happen next with Ty, Cassidy, the 3 mysterious strangers and the beat up raft laying stranded with each crashing wave on Lantern Beach.
This story was so captivating and fast paced that I didn't want to put it down. Looking forward to book 4 in this series. Christy writes interesting plots, strong characters, and heart racing events at a location you dream of visiting.