• Deadly Wipeout

  • Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Beth Prentice
  • Narrated by: Tessa Needham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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From best-selling cozy mystery author Beth Prentice comes an Aloha Lagoon mystery that will leave you gasping for more... 

Samantha Reynolds had hoped that moving to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon would be the start of an exciting new life. Sure, it may not be everything she had hoped for - she's living with her mom, has no job, no income, and absolutely no idea what to do next. But it's a start! 

Out of options, Samantha decides to take a job she's just a little under-qualified for - a children's surfing instructor at the Aloha Lagoon Resort. She can surf... but she just doesn't know how to teach surfing. But that soon becomes the least of her worries. Throw in two dead bodies, two unexpected inheritances, and one hot bartender, and the heat in Aloha Lagoon has quickly turned up! 

Samantha just needs to figure out why her family is involved, control a group of preadolescent kids, keep her mom and brother out of jail, and get the hot bartender to notice her. It couldn't be that hard, could it? With the help of her new friend Alani and some of the quirky residents of Aloha Lagoon, she just may be able to pull it all off...and still keep everybody alive! 

About Aloha Lagoon: There's trouble in paradise. Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. 

While mysterious circumstances may be the norm in our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!

©2016 Beth Prentice (P)2019 Beth Prentice

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Family Reunited

Sam moves to Aloha Lagoon from Australia to live with her mother and brother. Then her mother gets an inheritance but is accused of the murder of the man who was a resident in the nursing home where she works. Then Luke, her brother, gets an inheritance and is accused of killing the old man who lives at the same home where he is the cook. It time to solve the case. A great series with lots of quirky characters and moments. Great narration.

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Second time around

I have read this book first when it was released and it was so nice to revisit Sam's antics from the start again. I have read all the Samantha Reynolds books and some of the other books in the Aloha Lagoon series.

This audio was narrated by Tessa Needham this was a first time listen to this narrator for me and at first, I was very unsure if I like her take on this story. But as the story went along and my memory of the story was refreshed I came better accustomed to her tone, speed and voice.

Beth Prentice has a way with words that entertain you while putting a smile on your face with her wonderful character's antics of life. Sam is no different she will make you laugh, make you cringe, make you say stop and thing, but most of all she will make you keep reading to learn more about her and her life. Sam has recently moved from Sydney Australia to Hawaii to be closer to her mother and twin brother, Luke. But living with them both was not in the plan, she has had trouble finding work but as the book starts she finds herself a job as a surf instructor at the local resort. What could possibly go wrong with this type of job??????????

Ssm soon finds herself as an amateur detective when her mother is taken in for questioning about murder and all the fun will not stop there as a second murder will have her brother in the hot seat next. As both victims reside from the nursing home were her mother and brother work.

Sam is not alone in her sleuthing she will involve her new friends Alani and the sexy bartender, Casey. This book is full of fun, mystery, secrets, family drama, attraction and lots of laughs to keep you fully entertain to the very last word. If you are like me you will not see the end coming at all!!!!

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  • Julie
  • 03-11-22

Aloha to a good mystery

I really enjoyed this book on my kindle so when I saw it was on audible I jumped at chance of revisiting the story again. So glad I did because I think I loved It even more.The romance side of the story was sweet and often amusing, the interaction between the shy couple and the mishaps and misunderstanding that go along with it and add in the over protective but brother and you have some fun entertainment. I liked the surf instructor idea for a job (perfect for an island and a nice change from working in the catering industry) and I liked how she struggled with giving the lesson and with the great writing it was easy to imagine along with the island life. I liked the characters and thought they made for a nice group of friends that is fun to spend time with.The mystery was good and although I had guessed the major twist at the end, I hadn't guessed the right bad guy. I liked the way the story unfolded and kept you guessing. I would recommend this book and the series, the books are written by a number of different and talented authors and this author has put herself up there as one of the better ones.
Samantha has packed everything she owns and moved back home after losing her job. In desperate need of money she lies while applying to teach children how to surf and despite getting off to a bad start she gets the job. Her first lesson doesn't go well when the children know more about surfing then she does and when she finally dares to take them into the sea it's only to get knocked over by a dead body. The dead man lived in a nursing home where Sam's mum, Rita, and brother, Luke, work at and when a lawyer informs Rita that she has been named the beneficiary of the will, she gets suspended and the police take a closer look at her. Then another body is found, this time naming Luke in the will. Knowing the two people she cares for the most in the world could be going to jail as the police aren't looking at anybody else Sam sets out to find her own answers and maybe in the process find a killer. With the help of some new friends can Sam find the killer?
I liked the narrator. She made the story entertaining and by giving the characters there own voice it helped bring the story to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.