I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Booked for Trouble (Lighthouse Library Mystery #2) by Eva Gates
Length: 8 hours and 10 minutes
Published by NAL on September 1st 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Also by this author: By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1), Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3), The Spook in the Stacks
The author of By Book or By Crook returns to the Outer Banks and the Lighthouse Library, where Lucy Richardson must shed light on a shocking murder…
Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach, passing her evenings with the local book club, bonding with the library cat, Charles, and enjoying the attention of not one, but TWO eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston—and reunite her with her ex-fiancé.
To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her former classmate Karen Kivas. So, when Karen turns up dead outside the library the next morning, Suzanne is immediately at the top of the suspect list. Now Lucy must hunt down a dangerous killer—before the authorities throw the book at her poor mother…
What I thought of this book.
Lucy loves her mother but she would prefer it was from afar but it looks like her mother has come for a visit. She knows that her mother is trying to find a way to talk her into coming back home and to her ex-boyfriend, but it’s not going to happen.
While her mother is there she see someone from her past and things don’t go well, then that lady is found dead and Lucy’s mother is a suspect. Lucy starts to investigate to see who would have a reason to want to see Karen dead as she wasn’t always a nice person, though Lucy had liked her.
One of her mothers admirers from the old days is the owner of the hotel in town and he is delighted to have Lucy’s mother back in town, but she is not really interested. Lucy is curious as to why her mother has come to town, it’s not just to try and bring her back. Lucy on the other hand has two guys who are keen on her one being the mayor and the other a policemen. Both are nice looking and sweet but she has a bit of a history with Collin and I think she kind of likes him a bit more.
I really like Lucy and the lighthouse library with it’s classic’s book club. There are some interesting characters in the story and the mystery was really good. I can’t wait for the next one to be available on audio to listen too!
This one was very engaging as I found myself almost finishing it in one day of listening to it. If you enjoy cozy mysteries then I think you should try this series.
Elise Arsenault did a really good job narrating this series. I look forward to trying more books with her narration.