A dead guy, a Highlander, a murder, and a long-kept secret!
Pepper feels every bump and poke as she rolls down the hill in the woods. You think being a prepper with the logo—Prepped & Prepared—she would have been wise enough to wear boots for a walk in the woods. That's what she gets for being curious and thinking she would take a quick peek at her new neighbor who bought the sixty-acre Willow Lake Lodge property that just happens to surround her three acres. It's only natural she wants to know who moved in next door.
Where does her nosiness get her? Smack dab next to a dead guy whose throat has been cut. And what else does she see when she lands—boots. They're attached to none other than G.I. Joe himself all decked out in camouflage and a knife gripped in his hand. Is he the killer or has the lodge been sold to a paramilitary training group as rumored?
Her father, the sheriff of Willow Lake, orders her to stay away from the place and particularly the new owner, Ian Macgregor. Josh, youngest of her three brothers and a police officer on the Willow Lake force, warns her as well to avoid the… hot hunk.
Growing up with three older brothers wasn't exactly conducive with getting boyfriends, but at twenty-eight those days are gone—at least she intends to make sure they are. And as far as the hot hunk? He's too handsome and handsome equals trouble.
Curiosity has Pepper, once again, sneaking around the lodge with her best friend since grade school, Amy. She takes another fall, but this time Pepper lands at the feet of a Highlander.
Amy, a lover of romance novels, is gushing like a fool, repeating the name Ian Macgregor over and over again. It takes a few moments for Pepper to realize what her friend is trying to tell her. Her new neighbor is none other than Ian Macgregor the gorgeous and immensely popular cover model. Oh, and possibly a murderer as well.
With Pepper's propensity to solve mysteries, her father warns her to mind her business when it comes to the murder and once again warns her away from suspect, Ian Macgregor. But how can she keep away when clues begin to surface that point to Ian being involved? Not to mention that sparks are flying between them.
Welcome to Willow Lake, PA. Come join in the fun and meet a cast of loveable and funny characters, especially Mo, an exceptionally bright Alaskan Malamute who is afraid of Roxie, an exceptionally entitled calico.
Pepper, The Highlander & The Dead Guy is the first book in the Pepper The Prepper Mystery Series.
Mystery and Romance
I have been a fan of Donna Fletcher for some time and have enjoyed all her books. This one does not disappoint although it is a new area for her. It is a mystery with romance and I could not put it down as I wanted to fine out who the bad guy is. Ian is a hunky Scottish male model for book covers and Pepper is a prepper, who find a dead body on Ian’s property. The story takes off from there and brings in many side characters who all take a place in your heart as you read . It is definitely a must read for Donna Fletcher fans and those who love a mystery with some romance.
New genre by Donna Fletcher
The story is written in first person perspective of the heroine Pepper. She’s a very outgoing person who enjoys a good mystery. She’s a bit of klutz and finds herself into sticky situations. Her and Ian have found a mystery with the lodge that Ian has purchased. It was a great story with funny situations that made me laugh.
I was given this free copy for my honest opinion.