What it's about: Keeping a promise she made to her late best friend Boone, Chicago librarian Chloe Jackson temporarily moves to Emerald Clove, Florida, to look after his grandmother. She expects to find a slow, frail retiree, but instead discovers a feisty bar owner named Vivi. When Vivi gets into an argument with an unruly customer — and his dead body is found behind the bar hours later — she becomes the primary suspect. If Vivi is sent to jail, Chloe would be breaking her promise to Boone, so she takes it upon herself to find the real killer...discovering that the little beach town is full of secrets.
A promising review: "I thought this was a charming and entertaining read. I enjoyed the writing style, the characters, the plot, and the setting. Chloe was a very enjoyable character. She was smart, caring, down-to-earth, and strong. I felt an instant connection to her and was rooting for her. The mystery was well crafted, with plenty of twists and red herrings to keep you engaged and guessing until the exciting reveal. This is a delightful cozy mystery, with a touch of humor, an intriguing and enjoyable cast of characters, and a gorgeous setting." —Natalia R.