Gray skies got you down? Indulge in a mental vacation with a book set in a sunny spot:
Aphra Connolly’s dad owns a secluded tropical island and a resort that caters to the rich and famous. Sounds sweet, but 16-year-old Aphra would like to be back in South Carolina with her friends. Most of all, she’d like to have her mother back; she disappeared four years ago.
Aphra is jolted out of her doldrums when she discovers the body of a rock star’s girlfriend on the beach. Cause of death: strangulation by bikini top. The crime coincides with the arrival of unexpected visitors who put Aphra’s dad on edge, including the Smith family and their cute son. When she investigates, Aphra is plunged into a high-voltage mystery in which no one is who he seems to be, and trusting the wrong person can be deadly. If you’d enjoy swimming near a coral reef or smelling tropical blooms at this time of year, pick up this fun suspense story.