The Plot (from Goodreads):
It’s all fun in the sun until someone turns up dead
After Plum Lockhart’s job as a travel magazine editor is eliminated in corporate cuts, she decides she’s sick of cold winters in NYC and fruitless swiping on dating apps—what she needs is a dramatic change of scenery. On a whim, she accepts a job as a villa broker and moves to a beautiful Caribbean island.
However, paradise isn’t as perfect as it seems: the slow pace of island life, the language barrier, and a cutthroat office rival make Plum question leaving her old life behind. But when a client is found dead in the jacuzzi of Casa Mango—a property Plum manages—she knows she’s really in a jam. With a killer loose on the island Plum will have to deal with a stonewalling police chief, a string of baffling clues, and a handsome Director of Security to solve this deadly case!
This is the first book in the Trouble In Paradise series.
It’s been a long time since I read a cozy mystery, but I’m so glad I picked this one up. It was the perfect thing to read by the pool this past weekend! I absolutely loved the setting of a resort island in the Caribbean. The descriptions of the island drew me in, and I felt like I could picture it perfectly.
Plum is a largely unlikeable character, but it was fun to watch her grow throughout the book. She starts off as this loud, whiny, rushed New Yorker, but quickly has to learn to adjust to island time. I really enjoyed her friendship with Juan Kevin, and I’m hoping to see more of them together in future books!
If you’re looking for a lighthearted mystery that you can read in one afternoon by the pool, this one is for you.
QOTD: If you were going to take a trip to a tropical place this summer, where would you go? I’m really craving a non-domestic vacation!
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