Life is looking up for magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack. Newly engaged, she and photojournalist fiancé Zack Barnes are on a winter cruise with her family, compliments of a Christmas gift from her half-brother-in-law. Son Alex’s girlfriend and her father have also joined them. Shortly after boarding the ship, Anastasia is approached by a man with an unusual interest in her engagement ring. When she tells Zack of her encounter, he suggests the man might be a jewel thief scouting for his next mark. But before Anastasia can point the man out to Zack, the would-be thief approaches him, revealing his true motivation. Long-buried secrets now threaten the well-being of everyone Anastasia holds dear. And that’s before the first dead body turns up.
Craft projects included.
I feel that Lois Winston took a lot of liberties with her characters in this book. Honestly I couldn’t even finish reading it. I really hope cruise lines do not turn such a blind eye to sexual-harassment as she has portrayed in this book. For the life of me I can’t even remember the main characters name, but she can really jump to conclusions about who the killer is and her fiancé and his friend blindly agree. Also when I am reading a fiction book, I feel that I should not be able to guess the political party of the author. That just kind of ruins it for me.
I have read the other books in the series except for the one that came before this. I did not realize there was one until I started reading this one. And I thoroughly enjoyed those books. I just felt this book was more about working hard to make a point instead of her writing it for her fans enjoyment.