Thursday, November 21, 2019

Review: The Wipeout Affair (Red Frog Beach Mystery) by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

The Wipeout Affair (Red Frog Beach Mystery)
by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds

About The Wipeout Affair 

The Wipeout Affair (Red Frog Beach Mystery)
Cozy Mystery/ Chick-Lit
2nd in Series
Jeepers Way Press (October 17, 2019)
Number of Pages: ~300

There’s trouble in paradise, in the hilarious second book of the Red Frog Beach Mystery Series.
Ready to go back to the beach?
Lexie Milano left her heart in Bocas del Toro, and the new and improved New Yorker makes the big choice to move to the laid-back Caribbean island permanently. PiƱa coladas, white sand beaches, and a little cabin of her own on the edge of the rainforest complete her picture of the perfect tropical future awaiting her. But if it looks too good to be true, it usually is. . . .
When the body of a beautiful wealthy local is found at an isolated surf camp, the owner calls on Lexie to help him figure out who did it in this delicious whodunit. Reluctant sleuth Lexie first turns to the police, but her sudden access to a treasure-trove of island secrets convinces her it’s time to solve another murder on her own.
Favorite characters from Drowning Lessons return to grace the pages of this comedic mystery, including Migs, the handsome photographer; Lloyd, the genius with the cryptic past; and Lexie’s new best friend, Detective LaGuardia. Between old friends, new associates, and the added potential of shark attacks, The Wipeout Affair will leave you laughing and guessing until the very end.
This is the second in the series but can be read as a stand alone novel.

Praise for Drowning Lessons, Book One in the Red Frog Beach Mystery Series:

This series is one that I will be watching.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

This story is much more than a cozy mystery. It is a dramedy where literally everything that can go wrong does. Twists, turns, craziness, and good old mayhem fill these pages all on an idyllic chain of islands . . . This was a fun book to read and a great start for this series.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Drowning Lessons is filled with humor from beginning to end, not to mention several twists along the way. It’s the perfect beach read.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews

Great debut for this new series: a compelling plot, a spectacular setting, and bizarre characters, nothing is missing.
My Review

Lexie Milano recently moved from New York to the Caribbean island of Bocas del Toro. Life is certainly much more laid back on the island then in the big city. However, all is not going so well when a new friend of hers is found dead. She’s determined to find out what happened to the beautiful and very wealthy woman.

She’s surprised to find there are quite a number of suspects, including some people who Lexie has become very close to. Lexie won’t let that stop her from getting to the truth. When she starts to discover a number of secrets, she realizes things aren’t quite what they appeared to be.

This is a sequel to Drowning Lessons, but you really don’t have to read the first one to enjoy this mystery. There are a few references to the previous case but there are no cliff hangers and I don’t think readers will be confused.

The characters are well developed and the plot is well written. The author has a flair for mixing humor with mystery to create a story that kept me intrigued until the very last page.  Not to mention that she did a wonderful job of transporting me to this beautiful island.

For reading challenges:
Craving for the Cozies Reading Challenge 2019
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2019

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Rachel Neuburger Reynolds

Rachel Neuburger Reynolds is the author of the Red Frog Beach Mystery Series. Book 1, Drowning Lessons, was released on May 21, 2019, and the second in the series, The Wipeout Affair, was released on October 17, 2019. She’s also working on a separate series, The Evelyn Bay Murder Mystery series, and has written book one The Death Of A Classic. If all goes as planned you’ll be reading this in 2020. This is the first of book of seven in the series. Two of her plays have been produced in recent years. The Silencer, a cautionary tale about the perils of online dating, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, followed by a run in New York. Nepenthe, a one-woman show about the 1960’s Hollywood-fication of the Holocaust had its premiere in London, and she is currently in talks about a film adaptation in 2021. Previous to her life of putting pen to paper, she produced theatre in New York City for fifteen years. Though she bounces back and forth between London in New York my headquarters is in Crowhurst on the South Coast of the UK. Please check out more at 

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Tour Participants

November 14 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

November 14 – Lori's Reading Corner – GUEST POST

November 15 – I Read What You Write - REVIEW, GUEST POST

November 16 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

November 17 – The Book Diva's Reads – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 18 – My Reading Journeys – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 19 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 20 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 22 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

November 23 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 24 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW

November 26 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 26 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST  

November 27 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – REVIEW

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  1. Everything about this sounds like something I'd enjoy. And that cover is amazing!


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