• READING NOOK • NC Author

October 15, 2012

Last weekend my hubby and I went to Southport, NC for a surprise birthday party. While there we visited many of the local shops. This is where I found the book I am going to talk about today.

The title caught my eye first, then the authors name, when I flipped the book over and read the exert...I knew I had to read it. Let me say now, that was the best  six dollars and change I spent on a spur of the moment book purchase in a while.


ISLAND MURDERS
Author: Wanda Canada

This story takes place in Wilmington, NC. From the very first the murders begin. Carroll Davenport is the main character. She is spunky, stubborn, has dealt with some rather harsh situations in her life, and has a tendency to react before she thinks, which lands her in some rather tight spots.
Island Murders is a fast paced read. I read it one day (between all the other things I am working on), it draws you in and you can't wait to read who is going to be the next to die, or who will be the next suspect.
Will you be able to figure out who is doing what and why?

(excerpt)
Figure Eight Island is not what you'd call a sleepy little hamlet. Home to million-dollar houses and wealth, the island near Wilmington, North Carolina is the place to live and vacation for the South's privileged class.
Contractor Carroll Davenport doesn't party with the jet-setters; she builds houses for them. But when an arsonist destroys a house she's building and her job supervisor is found buried under ten feet of topsoil, Carroll is drawn into a world of drug smuggling, corruption and murder. It's enough to wreck her day.
The challenging task of keeping Carroll safe becomes perilous when a rogue cop pegs her as the murderer. Under the protective eye of Sheriff Stan Council and with the help of a not-unattractive off-duty FBI agent, Carroll struggles to clear her name—but what she doesn't know could get her and everyone she loves killed.

I love quick reads. Hopefully you will check this one out.

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