Isolation bonkers blues...
What a strange world we currently live in. In New Zealand we've just come out of a seven week nationwide lock down. Part of me loved the peace and quiet, part of me was crawling up the walls. One great thing to come out of the lock down is my weekly virtual catch-up with a couple of other Kiwi authors. I'm not sure why we started dressing up, but suspect cabin fever had a part to play. Here are a few highlights.
Frankie and Dex's latest mystery...
Frankie has never been keen on the beach and her idea of making a big splash, involves a nice, deep soaking tub. And she’s sure as heck never sprouted scales while sitting in one of those!
But, here she is, the wrong side of Nemo, hold the tuna-breath. While she likes the ability to breathe under-water, she isn’t sure about that big old tail. She’s never been this broad across the beam.
Of course she’s just getting used to this when Zane drops a bombshell, or in this case, silver shell. If Frankie knew picking the Vendimori up off the seafloor would activate the curse it’s been infused with, she’d have left it right where it was. Shame she’s a bit of a magpie when it comes to shiny things.
No sooner has Zane seen her treasure, than the first body floats by. Concerned Zane might be next; Frankie is itching to track down the culprit, even if this means a side trip to Zane’s home island in the Mediterranean.
At risk of family finding out Frankie isn’t the pure-bred witch required to qualify as Zane’s life partner, and the ever-present risk of dying, this is not your normal home-coming.
What I've been reading
Love, love, loved this book. It's quirky and different on so many levels. Wonderful that the main character is a little older having just turned 40 and dealing with that as well as all the ghostly goings on. Her friends are wonderful and there's a hot new love interest on the scene who isn't what he makes out to be. I've pre-ordered the next two in the series and can't wait for them to go live.
What can I say. I had to read it one sitting that saw me turn the lights out at 3am. I'll devour anything by this author, and this was no exception. Love the premise, love the story and love the characters from previous books in this series turning up when they most need to. Thoroughly recommend.