Audiobook review of Death By Beach Read

Posted June 23, 2022 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Audiobook review of Death By Beach Read

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Netgalley Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates
Length: 8 hours and 48 minutes
Series: Lighthouse Library Mystery #9
Genres: Mystery, Cozy
Published by Crooked Lane Books on June 7, 2022
Pages: 288
Format: Audiobook
Source: Netgalley, Netgalley Audio

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Also in this series: A Death Long Overdue

Librarian Lucy’s new historic house comes with a lot of baggage and family secrets. Can she put them to rest or will a killer bring Lucy’s family to their downfall, in the 9th Lighthouse Library mystery. It’s spring in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Lucy and Connor have moved into their new home at last, a historic cottage on the Nags Head Beach. The house needs a lot of renovations, but they worked hard over the winter to get it ready. Lucy is now happily immersed in her work at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, planning her wedding, and decorating the house. That is, until a dead body disrupts their peaceful new abode.    The first night Lucy’s alone in the house, with the company of Charles the library cat, she hears sounds. Investigating they see footsteps in the dust of the unfinished living room, and the door to the outside is open. Lucy's reminded that the house is said to be haunted: forty years ago the teenage daughter of the owners fled in the night, and never again stepped foot inside her family home. But the sounds have an all-too-human origin and one evening Lucy and Connor find the dead body of a man they don’t even recognize in their kitchen. They soon realize he has a long-time connection to their house. Lucy's forced to find out what happened all those years ago and why it’s threatening her happiness today. Meanwhile, the Classic Novel Reading Club is reading The House of the Seven Gables by Nathanial Hawthorne, a book about another old house full of secrets. Can Lucy find parallels to her own situation in Hawthorne’s fiction before the killer strikes again?

Also by this author: By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1), Booked for Trouble (Lighthouse Library Mystery #2), Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3), The Spook in the Stacks , A Death Long Overdue

I got this from Netgalley audiobooks for review.

Here is what I thought

I really like the Library Lighthouse series and this is the latest one and it was really good.

Lucy and Conner are buying a house and it looks like a great house till they find out it comes with a lot of baggage. A lot of people think that it’s haunted and there have been some strange things happening while Lucy was there. Then Lucy finds a dead body in their kitchen who happens to be a kin to the guy who sold the house to them and that is when they find out about the odd history surrounding the house.

Lucy tries to not get involved that much but of course she does get involved because she needs to find out what exactly happened as the sister to the dead guy was spooked in that house a long time ago and has never been back into it and it seems strange that she has been seen hanging around the house.

There was a lot of good suspects and it took me a while to figure this one out, but I did figure out who the killer. That didn’t bring down the enjoyment of the story because it took me a while.

I recommend this series if you enjoy cozy mysteries.

The Narrator

Elise Arsenault always does a really great job with this series.

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2 responses to “Audiobook review of Death By Beach Read

  1. I”m starting this series next month I think and I’m really looking forward to it. I read a couple of the middle books and enjoyed them but now need to read the early ones and the new ones!

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