Book, Line, and Sinker is a powerful addition to McKinlay’s charismatic series. McKinlay deftly blends small town environs, lively characters and library knowledge judiciously without losing her gait or the reader’s attention. McKinlay twinkles resplendently by nimbly mingling existing life with significant antiquity in a manner not easily achieved by her contemporaries.
This mystery chica is a force to be reckoned with in this arena and definitely one to watch with a sharp eye if one even dares to try to replicate. I said dares to try to replicate. Advance cautiously if you wish to follow McKinlay’s lead and if you aren’t bold enough to toss your anchor into the water, I’d advise you to wade on over to the kiddie pool with your ducky floaties.
Lindsey is adoring her sophomore year as the director at the Briar Creek Public Library, gathering with the crafternoon club, and jubilantly seeing Mike “Sully” Sullivan, local tour boat captain. However, when a retrieval firm lands in town to unearth treasure submerged on Pirate Island more than 300 years ago, a chasm besets the inhabitants causing them to vacillate between guarding the island and greedily consuming the profile-raising attention.
Despite the quarreling, Charlie Peyton, Lindsey’s downstairs neighbor, joins the salvage crew, proving the old maxim money talks.
But when the local tourism director who hired the company, Trudi Hargrave, is found dead at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the primary suspect. Lindsey is certain he didn’t commit the murder, so she does some digging of her own before the real killer conceals the truth once and for all.
Buckle up as you settle in for the night or play hooky during the day (not judging, nor enabling…*wink*) to devour McKinlay’s third volume because this is one intrepid read laden with fun from start to finish. McKinlay has secured her footing with this outing and ventures further with the inclusion of pirate lore. Brilliant.
McKinlay isn’t delving into uncharted territory or tossing in nonsense for filler. Keep in mind, the Library Lover’s Mysteries is set in a charming coastal community and this is an authentic and natural flow for McKinlay to navigate.
Book, Line, and Sinker is adventurous, courageous and dangerous! A keeper and a secret to share with all bookworms.Powered by Sidelines