As part of a blog tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, today’s post introduces the new newest release from Nancy G. West – The Plunge (An Addie Mundeen Lake Mystery).
When Aggie Mundeen accompanies San Antonio Detective Sam Vanderhoven on a weekend getaway to Lake Placid, she thinks it’s going to be fun in the sun. What could be better than caretaking a friend’s cottage on the Guadalupe River in Central Texas? Never mind that Sam intends to discretely investigate the theft of that friend’s boat…
Unfortunately, the weather has plans of its own. Buckets of rain and gusting winds roil the lake, turning the peaceful Guadalupe into an angry, raging river. As darkness descends, lightning reveals two people arguing on a dock across the river. When lightning flashes again, they are gone. Did Aggie and Sam witness an accident? A drowning? A murder?
The Plunge sweeps readers along with the threat of looming disaster, helpless before an untamable force, where sleuthing takes a back seat to survival…
Torrential rains, flooding, and life or death situations are the central themes in this mystery, which offers a moving tribute to the emergency personnel charged with assisting the public in time of natural disaster. Aggie and Sam must focus on making it through the storm before they can attempt to figure out what happened that night, and who stole Sam’s friend’s boat. The last line of the description sums it up – sleuthing definitely took a back seat to survival in this book. As a result, the mystery was not as well developed as in earlier Aggie Mundeen mysteries, and the resolution felt a bit rushed. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read, and I look forward to reading more about Aggie’s adventures.
FTC Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book. This has not affected my review in any way.
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About the Author
Nancy G. West is the author of award-winning suspense and the Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series. Each book in the series has either won or been nominated for an award. The Plunge, Lake Mystery #1, takes Aggie in a new direction.
- Chat with Aggie and Nancy on their blog: www.stayyoungwithaggie.wordress.com
- Author’s Webpage: http://www.nancygwest.com/
- GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6442929.Nancy_G_West
Purchase Link – Amazon