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Summary

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn't seem to convince to leave, and a new family she'd never be able to live without. 

Boxes in the Basement - In Book 1 of this series, a local girl has been murdered and the small seaside community is up in arms. When Abby finds boxes in the basement of her new home, which seem to provide a clue as to who might have killed the girl, Abby plants herself firmly in the middle of what has turned out to be a complicated investigation. Although Abby isn't a cop, or even a private detective, she isn't unfamiliar with the investigative process. As a New York Times best-selling mystery writer she knows how to conduct research. As the widow of a homicide detective, she knows the questions to ask. 

Letters in the Library - In Book 2 of the series, Abby finds a bundle of letters which had been written in 1954 in the wall of the library after Lonnie tears it down as part of the remodel. Intrigued by the secret revealed in the letters, Abby and Georgia set out to find the rest of the story. Meanwhile, Chief Colt Wilder uncovers a new clue relating to the death of a local girl the previous summer. In spite of her vow to focus her time on her writing, Abby finds herself pulled into the tangled web of half truths that may tell a different story than was first believed true. 

Message in the Mantel - In Book 3 of the series, the remodel continues as Abby and Georgia start to make plans for a grand opening celebration. A specialist is brought in to refurbish the century old fireplace mantel and makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile Lonnie is looking to adopt, Colt has a new mystery to solve, and Velma comes face to face with a blast from her past.

©2018, 2019 Kathi Daley (P)2020 Kathi Daley

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  • 22-04-21

maybe just read it

This may be a good story but the narrator is so awful that I can't pay attention to the storyline. Do not waste your credit, money, or time. Hours of fingernails on a chalkboard. I really wanted the narration to improve but it sucked all through book 1 and into book 2. I congratulate myself for hanging in as long as I did.

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  • Dee Davis Pruitt
  • 12-03-21

Inflection Inflection Inflection

As location is for a business, voice infection is fir an audio book. I listen to hours a day and this voice was like nails on a chalk board. Because the story was sweet and mildly interesting I tried to push through but could not.

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  • Patricia
  • 30-04-21

Don’t waste your money or credit!

The story might be ok but the narrator is so bad I can’t listen to it.

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  • K
  • 24-10-21

Hope the narration gets better...

I want to hear the rest of the series,but I don't know if I can listen to this narrator unless she gets better as the audiobooks continue.