Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cobble Cove Mystery Series-Book 1 & 2 Review


About the book (provided by Great Escapes Book Tours)
Librarian Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…
Two years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia couldn’t be happier.
Alicia’s contentment and safety are challenged…
Walking home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the quiet town.
John and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…
When John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their trip.
Alicia faces her worst nightmare…
The McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they do it before time runs out?
And I thought
While the story played out I was guessing who dun it!  In my opinion the sign of a good story/plot.  

Although I felt the story seemed a little slow for me I enjoyed it.
Books I read on my phone always take me longer to read. I find myself at each page turn itching for the book to speed up.  Get on with the crime.  I cheer for the sleuths and I am anxious for the criminals to be caught.

I was not disappointed.  Once the break in, shooting and kidnapping occurs the reader is on a fast ride to the end.  

I did feel like there was a lot of background information which kind of made the story drag on for me.  The writer gives detail into the happenings in book 1 to set the pace for the reader who hasn't read book 1.