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Publisher's Summary

Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay's newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who's come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley's rental she finds that he's been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends....

©2011 Ellery Adams (P)2015 Tantor

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"Visit Oyster Bay and you'll long to return again and again." (Lorna Barrett, author of A Fatal Chapter)

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Amazing story!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the characters in it. This is the third book in the series I've listened to and she has formed characters personalities so you want to know what happens with each one. Fantastic book! The narrator did an amazing job as well!

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Driven to lisren

A wonderful series to read or listen to and this one is no different! Love how the charters from the first book have continued thru. They feel like old friends now. completely invested in their lives. The plot lines are engaging, entertaining and a bit sad this time but in a wonderful way. Highly recommended!

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Best one yet

The characters are developing nicely. I found myself feeling more invested in them Great backstory.

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My favorite mystery series

each book in this series is better than the next. As you get closer to the characters and build relationships it makes the series more rich. I highly recommend diving into this series, I adore every single character and can't wait to see what happens with Olivia going forward. Karen white does perfect job narrating this.

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going to continue this great series by book

Story and Overall I loved. Read the previous two books on kindle and will go back to that for the next in line. I almost felt pitty with the Narrator. She does have a pretty nice voice, but more than often it felt like she's going to cry at any second. Sorry, I could not finish listening to it

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Great Book

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I enjoy the characters and how they continue to develop and grow. The mysteries provide enough twist and turns to keep the reader interested. Excepts from the books the characters write also add to the enjoyment of the book. Karen White does a great job reading and bring life into the characters. I can't wait for the next book in this series to be released by Audible.

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Good series

I have enjoyed all her books in this series, and this one I think is my favorite so far. It made me laugh, made me mad, and made me sad. I recommend you have a hanky handy, and be prepared to laugh out loud, shed some tears and enjoy the book. It is really good.

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Compelling mystery story for third in series!

The mystery in this third book is fascinating in its setting. Compels the reader to research more around the past events. The characters in the series have developed into likeable human beings who have interesting flaws - much like real life friendships. Some concerns arising that Olivia might be developing toward Mary Sue territory. Haviland is still a bright spot but feels a bit more like a prop.

This installment is sad but feels pretty real. I do personally feel the author did not develop the stated relationship with the perpetrator (warm, close, affectionate) well enough before the crisis to elicit the emotional response that followed. Some of the criticisms the members of the writers group level at one another in their meetings could be applied by the author to her own work! And I wonder if this is her point?
The story is brilliant!

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LOVE

I love this mystery series, and I love how the main characters continue to grow. The mystery was well developed and executed. The narrator does a good job too.

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Loved it!!

Beautiful prose, an intriguing mystery , wonderful and nuanced narration. Ellery Adams scores another gem.