Saturday 4 December 2021

Death Under the Sea (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 16) by Rosalie Spielman

From debut author Rosalie Spielman comes a to-die-for beach read in Aloha Lagoon!

Former socialite Kiki Hepburn can think of no better place to hide out from her controlling family than the pristine waters of Kauai’s Aloha Lagoon. That is until her debit card is cancelled, old frenemies from her life back home show up at the resort, and a mysterious stranger arrives on the island, intent on dragging Kiki back to the life she so desperately wants to outrun. Kiki is resigned to her fate and ready to say goodbye to her dreams of scuba diving her way through paradise...

Until the mysterious stranger turns up dead.

Suddenly cancelled debit cards are the least of her worries. With the police involved, Kiki is sure her true identity will come out—not to mention her less-than-friendly connection to the dead man. Unsure who she can trust, Kiki sets out to clear her name... before it's on everyone's lips. Throw in an epically uncomfortable wedding engagement, family secrets, stolen couture, a hot dive shop guy, and a kooky landlady with a cranky parrot, and it’s sink or swim for her in Aloha Lagoon.  (Summary via Amazon)

Any time you can escape to Aloha Lagoon in Kauai, Hawaii while sitting on your couch, I highly recommend it !  Death Under the Sea is the latest book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series and it debuts a new author to this series, Rosalie Spielman and with this you get to meet a whole bunch of new characters along with some of the staple characters within the series.

In Death Under the Sea main character Kiki, who goes by a few different names, is traveling and going to different places to go scuba diving.  Unfortunately when she ends up at Aloha Lagoon she runs into some trouble....first she learns that her wealthy parents who don't exactly know where she is are about to cut her off financially, she runs into some girls from her high school days and their families, she meets a private investigator who is there to take her back to New York, she meets a cute guy, gets and loses a job, and finds the PI dead in the water......  

Luckily she has also met Dex, his dad and aunt.  His dad gives her a job even though it's only for a day because of the found PI and Detective Ray has her as the number one suspect.  Auntie Akamai gives Kiki a place to stay once Kiki realizes she has no money and can't stay at the resort anymore.

Kiki soon learns who she can trust and who she can't when her high school friends and families turn their backs on her and bascially throw her under the bus....or should we say maybe threw her under the boat ..... But with Auntie Akamai's help, Kiki does some digging to prove her innocence.

With Death Under the Sea being the sixteenth book in this series you have to be a very devoted fan by now and me telling you about this latest book isn't going to persuade you to read it but if you aren't a fan yet.....what are you waiting for ?  You don't have to wait to get a plane ticket, pack or put a hold on your mail.....hop on out to your local book store, get on Amazon or whatever device you use and buy these books and get to reading.  You are going to want to visit Aloha Lagoon Resort as much as possible and you will not want to leave even though the main thing these books have in common are dead bodies.....

Here is a list of the books in this series.....

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)
Death Under the Sea (book #16)

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!

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Review by Missi M.

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