Guarding the manicured wilds of an exclusive retirement community might seem like exile to a homicide cop. But Addie Gorsky moved to Florida to live with her ailing father, not to chase criminals. In fact, her new job as head of Mystic Cove security is a nice break from all the big-city bloodshed.
But when the community's most despised resident is found dead in his tricked-out golf cart, Addie's ready for action. The local cops focus on the obvious suspect - the unhappy wife - but Addie knows there's more to the story. When the sheriff asks for assistance, she can't resist. Only the deeper she digs, the more questions she turns up.
Surrounded by secretive, tight-lipped residents, Addie soon finds herself hip-deep in a mystery as tangled as cypress roots-and directly in the sights of a cool, clever killer who has no compunction about killing again...
I liked the story, but for a few problems. I didn't feel the passing of time was explained properly. And I also thought it would have more humor. I didn't care for the voice of the main character but the others were good. Not sure I will read anymore. Too depressing. Old people are funny and I didn't see any of that.
What would have made Murder in Mystic Cove better?
The book was sold as a light, cozy mystery set at a retirement community. Instead, it was rather dark, rather depressing, and not what I was looking for.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I "read" this using Amazon's Whispersync audio-book technology (which, btw, I highly recommend), and the monotonal and soporific narrator did nothing to lighten the sense of grim heaviness.
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