“It’s got to be a strong love for a detective to be married to a slightly unconventional person who has a knack for getting into dangerous situations.”
Key West Food critic, Haley Snow and her new husband Nathan Bransford are finally going on their honeymoon. Except their going to Scotland to visit his sister…with his mother…and their neighbor. So it’s definitely not going to be your typical honeymoon. Add in an attempted poisoning and a murder and it gets even more strange. And Haley can’t resist a good mystery. So she and her trusty sidekick and elderly neighbor set out across Scotland to find out why her sister-in-law’s recent book project seems so cursed and how everyone involved in the project keeps getting hurt.
“Old hurts and the damage they’d done were hard to heal and impossible to undo.”
This is such a sweet little series. I was turned onto it by a friend who was actually written in as a character in the earlier books. Plus, it takes place in Key West, one of my favorite places so it gives me those great “I’ve been there vibes.” This one was a little different because it is primarily set in Scotland, so that familiar feeling was not there, but Haley’s hapless sleuthing was as endearing as ever. However the central theme of “second sight/sixth sense” was hard for the to wrap my head around, I think because, Haley, the main character is not really invested in it or believing of it. I think without the main character buy in, it’s hard to get behind it and makes it seem a little hokey. Also, I was bothered that this book was supposed to be about Nathan and Haley’s honeymoon, but they spend almost no time together. Isn’t the point of a honeymoon to spend time together?
While this is not my favorite book in the series, I am all for more of this story and am looking forward to more in the future. I honestly can’t recommend this series enough—it has a little romance, tropical locals, TONS of food (and recipes!!), and lots of mystery!
This book qualifies for my “libations” BINGO square: It has food on the cover. See above picture.