Friday, August 5, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - August 5th

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I read the first one in this series and loved it.  I just started to read this one. Excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

"So I told Aaron Franklin that there was no way he'd seen an island loggerhead shrike because they just don't like to be seen, and you know what he said? That for a twitcher I was more of a twit. How you like them clamshells, Whit?"

From 56% on my e-reader...

And why did everyone seem to think that putting me in dangerous spots was okay as long as their hands got to stay clean?

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Gabby Allan’s second Santa Catalina Island-set mystery series with a rom-com twist, boat tour guide Whitney Dagner, her chonky cat Whiskers, and Whitney’s not-so-ex police diver boyfriend must lead a dangerous investigation into years of scandal and bad blood...

Take in the wild beauty of Santa Catalina Island with tour guide and eclectic gift shop owner Whitney Dagner. On the itinerary: dramatic Pacific coastlines, diverse marine life, and murder!

Since returning home from mainland California and finding her groove with the family tourism business, Whitney Dagner’s daily routine has become a wonderfully chaotic adventure. She and her nimble kitty, Whiskers, often find themselves at the center of the action on Catalina, from staged treasure hunts to gossipy birdwatchers. But before Whit can get too comfortable in the place where she grew up, a gift shop order leads to a stunning discovery—someone’s dead body . . .

One of Whit’s best boat tour client’s, Leo Franklin was young and newly engaged when he unceremoniously took his own life. Only it doesn’t seem like that’s what really happened—not after the suspicious activity displayed by his family’s old rivals at the scene of his death. As a bitter, generations-long feud between Leo’s kin and the local Ahern clan comes to a head, Whit and her police diver not-so-ex-boyfriend must lead a dangerous investigation into years of scandal and bad blood to figure out who’s innocent . . . and who’s covering a killer’s tracks. 

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. This one sounds good, and I love the title too. Have a great weekend!

  2. The question from the 56? That's a very good question. I hope she gets a good answer.

  3. I love that cover design. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

  5. Sounds like fun, judging from that opening!

  6. I hope you enjoy this one! Have a great weekend!

  7. Looks like a fun one! I like the setting too. Give me all the islands :)

  8. That looks good. I love the cover. :)

  9. A mystery with not just a cat, but a CHONKY cat. I am in! I hope you love it. Happy weekend!


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