About the book
A small-town homicide. A community swamped in secrets. Can married amateur sleuths bait and capture the killer before the truth slips away?
Elizabeth Trout had escaped her rural Arkansas hometown. Compelled to sort through her deceased grandmother’s belongings, she and her new husband Jonas make an unexpected trip to the family ranch. But when the property manager turns up dead, Elizabeth is rocked when her ex-boyfriend-turned-deputy arrests her for the murder.
With incriminating evidence and the sheriff convinced he’s got the right suspect, Elizabeth and Jonas must fish for clues on their own. But with a multitude of potential culprits and her husband’s contrasting personality, Elizabeth fears she may be left dangling on the hook for a crime she didn’t commit.
Can these newlyweds net the real killer before Elizabeth is jailed for murder
Fish Out of Water is the charming first book in the Ozarks Lake Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, clever twists and turns, and puzzling whodunits, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s humorous tale.
Buy Fish Out of Water to reel in a slippery catch today
And I thought . . .
When I heard about fish Out of Water I knew I would like it but I wondered if this newish author would pull it off.
I have read the previous series Silicon Valley.
And so I hoped that this one would have the same feel good quality and suspected a few chuckles, an interesting mystery to solve and some fun characters.
Pulling it off was a cup of tea for author Marc Jadel.
Fish Out of Water had the same Cozy vibe and contains a unique mystery(s) to solve and a wonderful cast of characters that keep you engaged while you turn the pages.
I loved the Arkansas small town setting. The little town of Jenkins has a Mayberry feel with a couple old codgers that sit on the bench outside the town grocery store. They might have a good lunch suggestion for the new in town. They solve world problems while keeping their eye on the locals so they can be all up in everybody's business.
Which is good for Jonas when their chit chat brings to light a possible suspect that might get his wife off the hook and the suspect list.
I enjoyed all the colorful quirky your characters.
Marc Jadel not only gives the reader great quirky characters but a strong well written storyline makes for a great read.
No spoilers here but Jonas and Ellie end up stayin' in Jenkins with all thier fun new friends.
I am wondering what mystery or world problem might be solved on that bench next time.
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads.
Fish out of Water will be featured in posts on My Journey Back the Journey Back and My Reading Journeys.
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