Deathly Desire: The Westport Mysteries
Has her past come back to haunt her?
Lizzie is ready for a new adventure in her life, and it doesn't take long for her to find it. After hitting the For Sale sign in to the ground of her house of mysteries, she is quickly charmed by another old house that is in desperate need of some love and attention. Only the house has a secret of its own. Who is its owner? Why is he so hard to find? And why does he own nine other deserted homes in Westport?
Keen to start this new chapter in her life, and with the help of her crazy family, her drop dead gorgeous boyfriend Riley, and the super sexy policeman that has just declared his undying love for her, Lizzie stumbles from one clue to the next. But when her past reappears and mixes with her future everything she has ever loved is at stake.
Can Lizzie solve the forty-year-old mystery so that she and Riley can begin their next chapter together? Is her past really back to get her, or is there a copycat in Westport? Or will the star of her nightmares destroy everything before it even begins?
Lizzie's next adventure may not be as much fun as she had hoped.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10
Plot: The third book in Prentice's cozy romantic mystery series offers sees the lead character unravel the secrets of an old house. The author deftly balances the mystery and romance elements.
Prose: This novel's strength lies in its warm, evocative voice. Overuse of particular words is a small flaw in the otherwise smooth and enjoyable narrative.
Originality: While this novel is firmly planted within the cozy mystery genre and carries predictable elements, the charismatic and complex sleuth lends the story its strength.
Character Development: As a series character, Lizzie doesn't grow exponentially in this installment, but readers will fully empathize with her as she faces new conflicts and reckons with a past that continues to haunt her.
Date Submitted: August 08, 2019