Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates Review

Lighthouse Library Mystery #2
The author of By Book or By Crook returns to the Outer Banks and the Lighthouse Library, where Lucy Richardson must shed light on a shocking murder…

Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach, passing her evenings with the local book club, bonding with the library cat, Charles, and enjoying the attention of not one, but TWO eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston—and reunite her with her ex-fiancé.

To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her former classmate Karen Kivas. So, when Karen turns up dead outside the library the next morning, Suzanne is immediately at the top of the suspect list. Now Lucy must hunt down a dangerous killer—before the authorities throw the book at her poor mother.

  • Series: A Lighthouse Library Mystery (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045147094X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451470942

My thoughts:

This book is the second in the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates.  I have not read the first one but I had no problem following along. I love Lucy Richardson and her friends at the Library.  She has left her ex fiancee back in Boston and has moved the Outer Banks NC.  She is really lucky to be living at the top of the lighthouse. Suzanne her mother is a bit over the top and comes to visit Lucy to convince her to move back to Boston.  Lucy also has 2 very interesting gentleman buying for her attention.

When an old Classmate of Suzanne’s is found dead she is the prime suspect after having an argument earlier.  Lucy has to help her mom and prove her innocence but also the reputation of the library.

The author does a wonderful job with all the characters in the book.  The cat is too cute.  There is also a local legend of a lighthouse ghost called The Lady and lets not forget the politician who is trying to gain from this murder.

You are left guessing up until the end of who the real murder is.  I can say there are no spoilers in this book if you have not read the first one.  This can be read as a stand alone.  I will be checking out this authors other books.

She does so well with her writing you can actually picture yourself in the story right along with Lucy.

Well done.

I received this book by the author for an honest review.