Saturday, May 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Cobble Cove Mystery Series by Debbie DeLouise (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #1 Cobble Cove Mysteries
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Paperback: 322 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1625265463

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…

After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library.

Secrets stretch decades into the past…

Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.

Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…

When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John.

As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears…

Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?

My Review

Alicia Fairmont is still grieving the loss of her husband after he is killed in a hit and run accident. She is determined to learn about his family and heads to his home town of Cobble Cove in upstate New York.

Alicia never expects to uncover so many deep dark secrets in such a small town. She came up with more questions than answers including wondering if her husband’s death was truly an accident.  Then, her home is burned down. She fears for her own safety.

This is the first book in the Cobble Cove Mystery series and it’s off to an amazing start. I couldn’t put this one down. It’s an intricate plot with many twists and turns along the way. I was trying to decipher all the clues right along with Alicia. I didn’t fare too well…I was totally off on who did it.

The cast of characters range from quirky to serious. There’s even a library cat in the mix. I trusted no one (except the cat, I always trust cats – LOL) as I was reading along. There’s also a romance mixed in with the mystery. I’m usually more about the mystery than the romance in my cozy mystery reading, but this one worked well and kept my interest from the beginning to the end of the story.

I’m very much looking forward to the second book in the series.

For reading challenges:
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2017

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book for this blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her published novels include Cloudy Rainbow, A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove Mystery #2) has been on the Amazon bestseller list for cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres and a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace. She is currently seeking agent representation for her psychological thriller, Sea Scope. Debbie lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

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Tour Participants
May 5 – My Journey Back – SPOTLIGHT
May 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
May 6 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
May 7 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
May 8 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT
May 8 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT
May 10 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
May 11 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW
May 12 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW
May 13 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

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  1. That is quite the start when he dies

  2. Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book, and I love your kitty rating system.

  3. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance

  4. This author is worth reading! Thanks for offering this chance!!


  5. The cover picture for A Stone's Throw is good. The synopsis snagged my attention and as a murder mytery it sounds riveting. Adding to my must read list, the secrets of Alicia's deceased husband demand answers. Thanks for the review!


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