Sunday, July 30, 2017

Over Maya Dead Body

Over Maya Dead Body 

Serena Jones Mysteries #3 

Paperback, ebook, hardback

July 4, 2017

by Sandra Orchard

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800726706

Crime doesn't take a vacation

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.

When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard keeps readers guessing with this fast-paced mystery laced with romance.

My thoughts:  OVER MAYA DEAD BODY was just as fun and quirky as I thought it would be. Serena is an FBI agent who seems to about as clueless as they come, especially about the  love stuff. I started to try to figure out who-dun-it, made my initial guesses, and then got caught up in the story and forgot to try and make my final guesses. I was admittedly more interested in who would win Serena's heart. Nate, the good ole boy who manages her apartment and has oh, so many secrets, or Tanner, her FBI co-worker who trained her for her job. 

And while the romance was hot, the mystery was just as intriguing, but not terribly scary. In themes with the other books, this is an art mystery, this time with smuggled artifacts and people are turning up dead.  I am pleased to say my initial guesses as to who-dun-it were spot on despite the numerous red herrings planted in the story. 

The faith message is rather weak, but slightly present. There was one untied string which may or may not mean another book in the series--since it was alluded as to who the killer might be. 

I enjoyed reading this book. I received a free copy of OVER MAYA DEAD BODY. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Over Maya Dead Body sounds intense at times. I like mystery with God's Word in them.