Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.
Book Review of --
Night Watch: An Em Ridge Mystery by Linda Hall
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
Desolate Maine shores... Murder... And peace slipping away on the outgoing tide...
For yacht delivery captain, Em Ridge, having a billionaire's daughter go overboard on her first captaining job is not a good beginning. The sailboat is new, state of the art, her crew on this trip include two close sailing friends. But an unknown fourth, who can't even tie a bowline, and the unruly owner's daughter turn the idyllic trip into an adventure not wanted.
Two years ago Em buried her husband, her soulmate, her sailing buddy, and with him buried a secret. As hours on the open seas slide by, secrets are resurrected that tie Em's past to a present, awash with murder and deception.
Will Em's career go overboard? Will the investigating detective help her or hurt her? Any why does the best boat delivery captain on the east coast pull at her heart strings?
The oft foggy coast of Maine holds secrets it does not want to give up, and a lot of bodies can be hidden in The Pine Tree State's largest city.
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 29
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 9
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
This is a great murder mystery with loads of twist and turns. The characters are wonderfully written it leaves on thinking/ believing that are actual people. The author has done awesome job of making the terminology that is used in boating make sense to me without me needing a dictionary. The description of the settings in the novel are very descriptive and fun to read about. It feel like one is actually there on the boat with the characters and can feel the wind as well as smell the sea salt air. Throughout the book, the author has made to clear that little things can grow in to bigger things when ignored.
Genre -- Murder mystery
Age recommendations -- 14 and up
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- mild
** The author's links **
Amazon author page