Book Review-Sea Scope: A Psychological Mystery-Debbie De Louise | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Sea Scope: A Psychological Mystery-Debbie De Louise

Friday, June 21, 2019

This novel will have your head spinning while trying to figure out if Michael committed suicide or was murdered 20 years ago while in the Lighthouse near Sea Scope. Her Aunt still lives there and is thinking of re-opening the bed and breakfast to guests. But first she invited 5 people who there there at the time of the murder. Her niece Sarah agrees to go but goes with a friend instead of her husband-not really knowing what to expect, but needing a break from her home life. Sarah's Dad had commuted suicide-and it was Sarah's younger brother who found him. Sea Scope was shut down to guests soon after that and everyone went in different directions. Sarah's Mom, the housekeeper and a friend of the children was also there.

This story goes from present to past and back again--separated by Lighthouse history compiled by Michael for his thesis.

I became intrigued by this story from the beginning--When the entire sordid mess is finally revealed and the culprit who has been leaving crayon notes in various places is finally found---will Sarah and her Mom pay the ultimate price? Will the secret that Sarah has been keeping from her husband heal their marriage--

The dysfunction of this family goes back generations--Secrets was the name of the game--will the truth set them free?

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she returns to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.

Sarah hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for twenty years; not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. She never understood why her parents left Sea Scope so suddenly, or the reasons behind her father's suicide.

After Sarah returns to the inn, she faces long-buried memories, text messages and strange clues. Something is not right in Sea Scope. Reunited with people from her past, she tries to figure out what's going on in her childhood home.

When past and present collide, Sarah must face truths about her family, and what happened that summer day by the lighthouse. But will she survive to tell the tale?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

My name is Debbie De Louise. I'm a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science.

My first novel, a paranormal romance, "Cloudy Rainbow" was written after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book was dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it. Cloudy Rainbow was recently reprinted by my publisher with fresh edits, a new cover, and a few updates.

My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove mystery series, "A Stone's Throw," is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband's hometown and finds a new love with the town's newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband's death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel. The other books in my Cobble Cove series include "Between a Rock and a Hard Place," "Written in Stone," and the forthcoming "Love on the Rocks." I've also published a romantic comedy novella, "When Jack Trumps Ace" and a standalone mystery, "Reason to Die."

I'm a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, the Cat Writer's Association, and Long Island Authors Group and have published articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my article, "Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health," (June, 2016). My short mystery, "Stitches in Time" was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and our cat, Stripey.

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Debbie said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book.

Tamra Phelps said...

This sounds like a really twisty, interesting tale. I think I'd really enjoy this book.

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