Thursday 18 July 2019

Lethal Tide (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #10) by Beth Prentice

Lethal Tide (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #10)
From USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes the next killer Aloha Lagoon Mystery...

Samantha Reynold's new life in Aloha Lagoon is awesome. She has a great job as a surf instructor at the local resort, a gorgeous boyfriend, bartender Casey Dalton, and a BFF to tell all her secrets to. But when a man from Casey’s past turns up in Aloha Lagoon claiming knowledge of a long lost treasure, life goes from paradise to downright deadly. A body in the rainforest has the police looking squarely at Casey as their number one suspect, and even Samantha has to admit that the evidence against him doesn't look good. Now it's up to Samantha and her BFF to find the real killer, decipher the clues to the treasure, and find out just what skeletons are lurking in her suddenly secretive boyfriend's closet... even if she may not want to meet them!

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags Homicide (book #12)

Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
Photo Finished (book #14)
Fatal Break (book #15)

About Aloha Lagoon:
There's trouble in paradise...
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!  (Summary via Goodreads)

I LOVE returning to Aloha Lagoon Resort.....I know I say this every time I read and review one of the books in this series but it's TRUE !!  No matter what part of the island you are on with whichever author is telling the story, you cannot help being swept away......

In Lethal Tide, the tenth book in this series by Beth Prentice, we are hanging around with Samantha Reynolds.  Sam moved to the island to be with her mum and twin brother Luke.  She gets a job as a surfboard instructor for kids and she's dating Casey who happens to be a hunky bartender.....oh and her brother is dating her best friend Alani.  Life for Sam is pretty much paradise until her, Luke, and Alani stumble across a dead body.....and Casey is the top suspect !!!

Casey, as with everyone, has a past but he has kept that past pretty hidden until some "old" friends show up on the island for "vacation".  These friends have come to the island in search of a hidden treasure and this hidden treasure just happens to be buried in part of the rain forest which happens to belong to Alani's uncle.  When Alani takes Luke and Sam out to see this area, they find the body of Ryan, one of Casey's friends from his past.

Casey would like nothing more than to leave the past in the past, serve drinks to happy vacationers and hang out with Sam and friends.  Unfortunately Sam cannot let things go when Detective Ray has his sights on Casey and Sam finds out one of the friends from the past was more than just a friend to Casey.....

No matter which book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series you pick up, you will be tranformed to an island of just have to assist Detective Ray with solving some murders.  

I love that even though these books are written by a collection of amazing authors through Gemma Haliday Publishing, there are similarities in the places in and around the resort are the same and Detective Ray is always the detective called in to solve the cases and even some of the characters overlap into other books.

You cannot go wrong with this series.  The Aloha Lagoon series with take the reader on a nice vacation and you do not need to pack, stop your mail, board your animals or sleep in an unfamilair bed.... all that is required is that you grab a snack and a beverage and get comfy in your favorite reading spot and let the story take you away...... ( some may say its even better than Calgon.....)

Review by Missi M.

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