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Death By Sunken Treasure
(A Hayden Kent Mystery)
2nd in Series
Setting – Florida
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (March 22, 2016)
E-Book ASIN: B01A1HZ6U0
When Hayden Kent’s mentor and friend discovers her son Mike’s dead body, dressed in full scuba attire, washed up on Pigeon Key, she needs Hayden. Her paralegal and dive skills may help unravel the tragedy of Mike’s last days. He’d recently discovered a sunken Spanish galleon and rumors that he hit the mother lode ran through the Keys like wildfire.
Hayden’s dive on the treasure site uncovers gold, and clues that Mike’s death was something far more sinister than an accident. When two different wills, both signed the day Mike died, are delivered to the courthouse, the suspect list grows, as do the threats against her. The danger escalates as she tries to save herself, discover the motive, and find the killer.
I don’t know why but so many books I have read since by son’s death last year seem to have a suicide element. Maybe they did before and I am just hypersensitive now or is this is a new thing? While it did make me uncomfortable at first I know how cozy mysteries work. I safely assumed the body found at the beginning of this story was not going to be a suicide death and dove right in with Hayden to investigate her friend’s son’s death.
When Mike Terry’s body is found by his mother she calls 911 but she also calls her friend, Hayden Kent. At first it appears the young man took his own life but when paralegal Hayden starts to go through the process of probating his will several things come to light leading her to believe he was murdered. He had recently found a sunken ship that promised a major treasure and his relationship with his partners was pretty rocky at the time of his death. Hayden decides to investigate the wreckage herself and see if she can figure out why Mike Terry had to die.
Having recently read Kait Carson’s first book in the series Death By Blue Water, I couldn’t wait to read this book. Again the author’s descriptive style painted wonderful pictures in my mind both above the water and below. Whether scuba diving or dredging through piles of legal paperwork I was right there with Hayden searching for clues. At times we both seemed to be going in circles. Things just didn’t seem to go together and when they did I was absolutely in shock and dear Hayden almost met her demise.
This is the second book this month that gave me a whiplash type of an “aha moment”. I was like “What?” “No way!” “I never saw that one coming”. That last twist was so surprising I think I read the page 2 or 3 times before I decided, yup, that really happened.
I loved my virtual trips into the depths of the Florida Keys and realizing that even the water there gets colder in the winter. Seriously, I never thought about it before. But Florida cold and Wisconsin cold are totally two different things. For us northerners it would probably still considered warm dip into the deep blue water 🙂
Another great read from this author.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kait Carson spent a lifetime living and working in the tropical paradise of south Florida. She opted for a day job as a paralegal practicing in the world of high-end estates and probate litigation. Legal pads give way to a keyboard in the evening and Kait spins tales of murder and mayhem set in the steamy Florida heat. Like her protagonist, Hayden Kent, Kait is an accomplished SCUBA diver. She lives with her husband, six rescue cats and three tropical birds at an airpark in Florida. Not too far from the water.
Webpage – www.kaitcarson.com
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March 16 – Author Annette Drake’s Blog – GUEST POST
March 16 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
March 17 – Musings and Ramblings – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] – e-book set of Death by Blue Water and Death by Sunken Treasure
March 18 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
March 19 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] Signed Death by Sunken Treasure
March 20 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
March 21 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] e-book of Death by Sunken Treasure
March 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] Death by Sunken Treasure T-Shirt (all are size Large)
March 23 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – INTERVIEW
March 24 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] Signed copy of Death by Sunken Treasure
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March 26 – The Girl with Book Lungs – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] e-set of Death by Blue Water and Death by Sunken Treasure
March 27 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] Death by Sunken Treasure T-Shirt (all are size Large)
March 28 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY[Kait Carson] e-book Death by Sunken Treasure
March 29 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
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