Deadly Wipeout by Beth Prentice is the third book in the “Aloha Lagoon” humorous mystery series. Publisher: Gemma Halliday

deadly-wipeoutFrom bestselling cozy mystery author Beth Prentice comes an Aloha Lagoon mystery that will leave you gasping for more. . .

Samantha Reynolds had hoped that moving to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon would be the start of an exciting new life. Sure it may not be everything she had hoped for—she’s living with her mom, has no job, no income, and absolutely no idea what to do next. But it’s a start! Out of options, Samantha decides to take a job she’s just a little under-qualified for—a children’s surfing instructor at the Aloha Lagoon Resort. She can surf. . .she just doesn’t know how to teach surfing. But that soon becomes the least of her worries.

Throw in two dead bodies, two unexpected inheritances, and one hot bartender, and the heat in Aloha Lagoon has quickly turned up! Samantha just needs to figure out why her family is involved, control a group of preadolescent kids, keep her mom and brother out of jail, and get the hot bartender to notice her. It couldn’t be that hard, could it? With the help of her new friend Alani and some of the quirky residents of Aloha Lagoon, she just may be able to pull it all off. . .and still keep everybody alive!

I thoroughly enjoyed this engagingly entertaining romp with Samantha Reynolds as she begins an investigation when both her mum and twin brother becomes embroiled in a murder mystery where they are the prime suspects. The methods that Sam uses to ferret out the killer kept me laughing as she gets help from a local bartender and her new best friend. Soon everyone is suspect and the author does a great job in setting this light whodunit where the main characters all have pivotal roles in the apprehension of the murderer and misdeeds that led up to committing the crime. I love the little twist at the end when everything explodes with a certain discovery for Sam and her mum. This was a delightful read and I hope to see more light and humorous mysteries from this author.

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