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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
Not having read Linda Lovely's first mystery novel, I thought I might be at a disadvantage reading "No Wake Zone." But, that was not the case at all. I found this book to be engaging and very well-developed throughout. Marley Clark is a retired intelligence agent who visits her aunt May in Spirit Lake, Iowa. She has a forced reunion with her old-time friend Darlene who finds herself a widow after only a week of marriage. To make matters worse, Darlene's daughter Julie is a prime suspect in the investigation. Together with her cousin Ross and her ex-boss Weaver, Marley investigates one clue after another as bodies continue to fall right and left. Marley herself is threatened due to her suspicions and the secrets she carries from her involvement with Darlene, the wife of the deceased.
"No Wake Zone" is one of those books you'll like to take along with you as you run errands and stop for a relaxing cup of coffee or tea. Even though you want to keep reading, you can put the book down for a while and author Linda Lovely will help you get caught up in the first sentence of the next chapter. She strings along the reader, offering clues parsimoniously and then she takes the reader along with her in the smooth ride to the conclusion. I loved the fact that Marley is a fiftyish woman who is not yet brain-dead and aunt May is a hoot! The Midwestern scenery is beautifully described, making it an engaging read for both men and women.