Perhaps it is fitting that today is release day for Auralee Wallace’s next installment of the wildly funny Otter Lake Mysteries. Since there is an ice storm set to hit any moment, what better way is there to spend a snow day than reading about how to solve a murder in the midst of a Nor’easter Bloom style?
There’s no retreat and no surrender when Erica Bloom finds herself stuck in a snow storm with a stone-cold killer. . .
Erica has returned to Otter Lake, New Hampshire, to rekindle her romance with Sheriff Grady Forrester at her mom’s island retreat, currently closed for the off season. Just ahead of a rapidly advancing storm front, Erica arrives to discover Mom has rented the lodge to a reality TV show. They’re filming the wealthy but awful Boatright brood, who’ve been summoned here by their patriarch because—so he says—one of them wants to kill him.
SNOWED IN WITH MURDER
Great television, terrible timing. Not only are Erica’s romantic hopes snuffed out like a candle flame, the nasty Nor’easter just became a superstorm…and no one is getting off the island ’til it blows over. When the power fails, it’s lights out for the patriarch. Now, marooned with a murdered millionaire and his feuding family, it’s up to Erica to take the killer by storm and get back to the business of reuniting with Grady—until death do they part!
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First and foremost if you haven’t read the Otter Lake Mystery series YOU ARE MISSING OUT! One-click it now. Seriously, this author is a true genre breaker. I am a die hard romance reader who rarely strays from my bodice-ripping/bare-chested reads but for Ms. Wallace it is always a pleasure to read about what this unlikely (read somewhat Scooby Dooesque) band of characters are up to and how they are dealing with all the dang bodies! While the humour may test the bounds of the plausible it is always worth it to suspend disbelief for a while and hang with Erica, Freddie, and Rhonda! I am continually amazed at this ridiculously talented author’s ability to enchant and amuse with her words.
In the spirit of full disclosure I beta read this gem. Our poor Erica just can’t get a break when she blows into town just ahead of an epic Nor’easter her plans to woo back the oh so handsome Grady Forester are dashed when she finds that the retreat has been rented out and if possible even worse to a clan that has to be read to be believed! If ruining her best laid plans weren’t enough, they are there to film the pilot for a reality TV show! To add insult to injury this is no Bachelor reboot, before she can come up with a Plan B to try and save this weekend from epic failure status the Boatright family patriarch very suspiciously meets his maker leaving Erica in the now unfortunately familiar position of having to unmask a killer. Be prepared for madcap antics and hi-jinks a plenty! I loved the absurdity of our poor sleuth’s attempts to solve this crime before some decides to cut what could be Erica’s final scene.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Auralee Wallace is the author of the Otter Lake Mystery series which includes Skinny Dipping with Murder and Pumpkin Picking with Murder. She has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn’t writing humorous novels about quirky characters, she can often be found pontificating about the Golden Age of soap operas or warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.