Publisher: Kensington Books
Published: July 27, 2021
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Available Formats: Digital, Audio, and Paperback
My Review: What a fun series! It makes what to move to the Gulf Coast with my books and work in a bar. I would be like Chloe in the fact that I do not know the first thing about mixing drinks unless it is a Bloody Mary and I am fairly certain I do that wrong. LOL
Favorite part of the book: the mention of Seaside and Sundog Books. Anytime I am close to the area I visit both. It is so beautiful and the bookstore is fun and full of treasures.
Least favorite part of the book: I was left hanging with a secondary mystery that started in this book. I am not sure if I missed the closure or if it was purposely left open for the next book.
Chloe is fun and lovable and the relationship growing between her and Boone’s Grandma ViVi is beautiful.
If you love books set in Florida then you have to read this series. Read in order to get the best out of it.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Kensington Books, through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in the above review are my own.
From NetGalley: Saloon owner Chloe Jackson is after a murderer with skeletons in the closet–and one on a boat.
BAD TO THE BONE
Chloe loves her new life pouring beers and mixing cocktails at the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle town of Emerald Cove. But on the job, the only exercise she gets is walking from one end of the bar to the other, so in the mornings she loves to run on the beach. On this morning’s foggy run, she spots a sailboat washed up on a sandbar. Hearing a cry, she climbs aboard the beached vessel to investigate and finds not only a mewling kitten–but a human skeleton in the cabin.
The skeleton is tied back to Chloe’s friend Ralph, whose wife disappeared on a sailboat with three other people twelve years ago. Believing his wife was lost at sea, Ralph remarried. Now he finds himself a murder suspect. Chloe is determined to find out who’s been up to some skulduggery, but her sleuthing will lead her into some rough waters and some bone-chilling revelations…