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Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. Amelia and Rick are newlyweds and just beginning life as a married couple, which gives them a new insight in their relationship. Their new assignment is more personal this time. Rick Bonito's uncle supposedly drowned five years ago and his body was never found, but something did not seem right about the report. Uncle Antonio was an excellent swimmer. His disappearance seems quite suspicious to Rick's father. He never felt the complete truth had come out about his brother. It is now up to Amelia and Rick to find out the truth about his uncle.

©2016 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2017 Linda Weaver Clarke

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Delightful Conclusion to Sweet Cozy Mystery Series

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The Lighthouse Secret is the seventh cozy mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series written by Linda Weaver Clarke. This story begins sooner after Amelia and her partner Rick Bonito return from their honeymoon. Before starting into a new assignment, the couple investigate the supposed drowning of Rick's uncle, Antonio Bonito. Uncle Antonio's accidental death never sat right with Rick or his father because he was an excellent swimmer and his body was never found.

Like in prior Amelia Moore books, Amelia and Rick experienced some local sightseeing and crossed items off their "bucket lists" (things they'd like to enjoy during their lifetime). This time they visited several lighthouses and spent the night in one of them, and they flew in a water aircraft. Having taken several tours of lighthouses in the Portland, Maine area a few years ago, I was very envious of the lighthouses Amelia and Rick visited!

As I've mentioned in prior reviews of books in this series, I love how Rick and Amelia complement each other in their strengths and weaknesses, as well as compliment each other often with kind words and encouragement. They remind me a lot of husband and wife detective team from the early 1980s TV series, Hart to Hart. I am truly sad to see that this is the last and final book in the series.

I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Diane Lehman who did a wonderful job. In short, The Lighthouse Secret is a delightful listen! I definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy sweet cozy mysteries.

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Great Mystery!

This Audible version of Linda Weaver Clarke's book was wonderful! I love her narrator, Diane Lehman. She is so full of expression and very talented! I loved listening to someone "tell me a story". I could listen as I drove to and from work and as I commuted on the train and even while fixing dinner. It's a great way to "multi-task".

I loved Linda's book! It's a great cozy mystery and for me it was awesome because she always writes about places that I know. This time her book took me to my old home in California, Palm Springs, and as she described it, I could totally visualize it! Then they were headed to Ventura Harbor. I used to live in Ojai which is very close by and trips to the beach in Ventura were a remembrance of years past for me!

But aside from this, the book held my attention to the very end. My only disappointment was that this is book 7 and will be the last of this series. I loved this clean romance and the resolution to the mystery. I look forward to reading other books from this great author.

I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given. All thoughts are my own.

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Love Amelia & Rick!

I find myself at a disadvantage LOL (but in a fun way), as I started out with the LAST book in the series! :) :)
However, I still LOVED IT! So good! Now I'm going to have to go back and listen to all others, and this one again at the end.

Such a fun and easy listen, perfect for my loooong commute :)
Loved the story, Linda did a beautiful job. Amelia & Rick are great characters! The great narration by Diane Lehman really brought a great story to life.

I was interested from beginning to end, as Amelia & Rick investigated a mystery surrounding the death of Rick's uncle. A good swimmer should not just drown. Get to know this duo as they work to uncover the truth.

I've always liked lighthouses, so this story was especially cool. I'm anxious to discover more and listen to other books in the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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A gripping story

4.5 Star Review The Lighthouse Secret (Amelia Moore Detective Series #7) by Linda Weaver Clarke

This was a new author to me and although book 7 I had no issues in following this story as each is a new mystery. Although I believe it would be beneficial to read the previous books to see how the relationship between Rick and Amelia has grown.

I listened to this book on audible and was invested right from the start, The narrator did a good job with all the voices which made for an enjoyable listen.

This was a a book filled with secrets and lies. The intrigue and suspense, not to mention the danger kept me on the edge of my seat as I listened to this story.

I liked the main characters of Rick and Amelia and to me they were perfect for one another. There were many twists, turns and surprises in The Lighthouse Secret as Amelia and Rick follow the clues and I have to say that I was taken by surprise on a couple of occasions.

This was a good romantic suspense book and when time permits I will seek out other books by this author and narrator.

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Another great cozy!

Each time I listen to a book in this series, I think it can't top the last one. But Linda Weaver Clarke, with her magic and characters of Amelia and Rick keep me entertained from start to finish. This story takes us on a personal journey to find Rick's uncle who went missing five years earlier. Though he was presumed dead, there was never a body found. In true Amelia Moore fashion, this couple digs into the investigation only to find that others are looking for him too. Who will find him first? And is he still alive? The history of lighthouses in this story had me fully engrossed, as I found it really interesting. I love when an author includes information like this, it makes the story that much more plausible. I also love the adventures that Rick and Amelia get to take. A houseboat for a while, a friend with a plane, there is no end to their network and places to go to. This like the others is a must listen and you will not be disappointed.

The continuity of the same narrator makes this series that much more enjoyable. Diane Lehman provides such great voices for Amelia and Rick, right down to Rick's singing. She makes the story come to life.

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It's No "Secret" - A Great Cozy Mystery!

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Linda Weaver Clarke has done it again! "The Lighthouse Secret", her seventh and final book in the clean and cozy Amelia Moore detective series, crafts an intriguing mystery combined with a satisfying romance and a dreamy setting for a completely satisfying experience.

For the mystery, the plot is one that draws you right in. It centers around Amelia and Rick, who are now married, as they investigate the death Rick's uncle five years earlier. Although his body was never found, he allegedly he drowned, despite being a good swimmer. The plot thickens when they not only find out that the uncle's best friend, who was with him, disappeared shortly after it happened, but that there is also someone else investigation the uncle's disappearance. The author is expert at weaving intricate, believable plots.

The characters are well-defined and the progress of their relationship is charming and realistic. The supporting characters are also very well done. Likewise, the author's mastery of setting really stand out in this book; yes, the descriptions are wonderful but also it is as if the lighthouse is a character, too, filled with personality, presence and a unique way of shining a "light" on the mystery. The author captures the mystique, beauty, mystery and allure of lighthouses. The narration by Diane Lehman, is smooth and she is adept at giving unique vocal qualities to each character. A totally terrific book!

I received an Audible audio version of "The Lighthouse Secret" in exchange for an honest review.

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Enjoyable and ultra-clean cozy mystery

I think this book may be one of my favorite in the Amelia Moore series. Lighthouses fascinate me and it is my ultimate fantasy to live in one. I think that is why this book appealed to me so much. I thought the story was well-thought-out, and it was interesting to meet Rick's family in this book. I appreciate that this is a family-friendly book (no sex scenes or bad language), but sometimes the romance seems a little "too-sweet" and the characters feel a little hard to relate to. It is still a very enjoyable book, and its fun to read about Amelia's "old-timey" movies that she likes to watch and share with Rick. Each novel can stand on its own, but I have enjoyed reading about the progression of Rick and Amelia's relationship throughout the series. I listened to the Audible audio version of the book, which I received in exchange for an honest opinion. The narrator, Diane Lehman, does a good job giving unique voices to each of the characters. If you like ultra-clean, cozy mysteries, this book (and the entire series) is a great choice.

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Delightful listen

I absolutely adored this story. The details about the lighthouses were very interesting. And the plot itself kept me interested and intrigued. I love the banter between Amelia and her husband. This book is clean through and through and I appreciated that aspect as well.

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Great adventure.

This was a very good book. The plot was fantastic. Amelia and Rick investigate the drowning of Rick's uncle five years ago. His body was never found so they investigate if he truly is dead or did he just disappear and why. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I would be interested in more books in this series. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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The Lighthouse Secret

This was a good book.The mystery was well written.It was a bit 'shmaltzy' for me.lol Diane Lehman was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.