Clare Cosi is asked to help millionaire David Mintzer set up his new restaurant in the Hamptons. She takes a break from her New York City coffeehouse, grabs her daughter and her ex-mother-in-law and heads to the Hamptons for a little bit of a summer vacation mixed in with a little bit of work.
At David’s 4th of July gala, Clare is running the coffee bar but things take a deadly turn. An employee is murdered and Clare is convinced David is the real target. No one heard or saw anything, thanks to the fireworks in the background. David doesn’t think he’s in any danger, but Clare isn’t so sure and is determined to protect her new friend.
This is the fourth book in the series. It’s been awhile since I read the third book. I was so happy to find that these are on audio so I can listen during my commute to work. It made for a great diversion in the middle of traffic.
As always, Clare is a wonderful, strong main character. I adore her and it was nice to see her out of her usual New York City territory. It was also fun to have appearances by her ex-husband, ex-mother-in-law and, of course, her daughter. The mystery took a few twists and turns along the way and perfect for mystery lovers. Can’t wait to listen to the next one.
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2014 I Love Library Books Reading Challenge
Disclosure: I borrowed the audio version from the library. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.