DEATH IN SANDPIPER BAY-- A Riley Harper Mystery is Book One in this exciting new series. Written by USA Today and NY Times bestselling authors, Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton who have teamed up again to bring you more mysteries to enjoy!
Sixteen months ago, Police Officer Riley Harper and her partner were on surveillance in downtown Phoenix. The suspect rushed from his apartment building, hands raised, when her partner fired and shot the man in the chest. It was a bad kill and she'd had to testify against her former brother-in-arms. Labeled a snitch, Riley has been bombarded by the police, the media, and her former friends. Her reputation is in tatters and her career in Phoenix over. On leave since then, she's only had one job offer…from a place called Sandpiper Bay, a remote island off the coast of Maine. Riley expects an uncomplicated life for her mother, and her daughter, who moved with her. Nothing more dangerous than settling feuds among the fishermen. She is dead wrong.
This is a great start to a new cozy series. It’s a little darker than the authors’ other stories but I’ve always enjoyed darker elements in mysteries.
After testifying against her partner for making a bad kill, Riley Harper is blackballed by the Phoenix PD. In an effort to start over, she moves with her mother and daughter to Sandpiper Bay, MA, where nothing bad happens. Or does it? When a local dies, is it an accident or something more heinous?
With interesting characters and even more interesting character history, this is series to keep an eye on because it’s going to be a doozy of a ride!
I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.