Afoot on St. Croix
From the New York Times Bestselling Author of Adrift on St. John and the Cats and Curios Mysteries comes a chilling new tale of mayhem in the Virgin Islands…
For tourists, the idyllic island of St. Croix is a perfect escape from the world. For Charlie Baker, it’s a trap. He hasn’t set foot on the island since his life fell apart there ten years ago. But now his ex-wife is luring him back with the promise of a family reunion—a promise she keeps breaking.
He always knew Mira was a little crazy, but returning one last time—determined to see his children no matter what—he’s about to discover just how crazy she is. And with a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows who could be the source of the terrifying Goat Foot Woman legend, he will also learn what dark fate the island has in store for him.
Kept my interest
I have been to st croix several times and am aware of the various locations of which the author writes. I am headed back there shortly and wanted more from this story than I actually got. Her writing is reminiscent of the humor of Chris Moore and Carl Hiaasen but she is not quite there yet. The first two thirds of the story kept me page turning but the resolutions were disappointing to me. This is not to say that it's a bad book, which it's not. I wanted to give this 5 stars but in the end, it was a solid 3 star story. I will follow her further in hopes that, at least in her caribbean series, that the characters continue to jump out at me and the resolutions are as fascinating and devilishly clever as they can be.