Disclosure: I received an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
Genre: Mystery, Romance
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A MYSTERIOUS INHERITANCE. A HANDSOME STRANGER.
After a bad break-up, Nicole Alexander is ready for a change. When she inherits a house on Starfish Island from a grandmother she never knew, it seems like the perfect opportunity for starting over. But soon after moving in, Nicole receives a cryptic message warning her to leave immediately.
Determined to get to the bottom of the hauntings, Nicole starts an investigation. When things get hot and heavy with one of the island’s most charismatic residents, Michael Edwards, Nicole begins to suspect his amorous attention might be a cover for dark motives.
Will Nicole discover the reason for the island’s hostility before it’s too late? Can she fall for a man she doesn’t exactly trust?
STARFISH ISLAND is best-selling author Deborah Brown’s first romantic suspense novel. If you love the charm and fast pace of her popular Paradise series, then you’ll love this engrossing romantic mystery.
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I have read Deborah Brown’s Paradise Series and they were great mischievous mysteries with a touch of romance, but Starfish Island definitely had more romance and a lot of mystery.
While the Paradise Series was more laid back, humorous, mystery, “who done it”; I found Starfish Island to be suspenseful, definitely a mystery, and absolutely a “who done it”.
Starfish Island gave me a lot of anxiety. There were so many characters and many of them really needed to be told off – Nicole was far too nice to several of them. There were lots of characters I didn’t like who didn’t seem to be who they were. Nicole (and clearly the author) would plant seeds of doubt about the characters I did like.
Honestly, when the entire truth came out (and I mean entire truth) I was quite surprised. I really did not think the who or the what or the why were what they all were.
I am a big fan of Deborah Brown and truly enjoyed Starfish Island. I hope she continues her “romantic mysteries” because this one was great!
About the Author
I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.
My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.