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Friday, July 27, 2012

109) Island of Secrets by Janni Nell

The Blurb :

I'm a paranormal investigator without a home of my own. So when a wealthy client offers me a lucrative job on a private South Pacific island, I jump at the opportunity.

It's not all fun in the sun, though. A dead merman-no, really-with an arrow in his chest has washed up on shore. My investigation reveals a century-old war between the mers and a goblin tribe, who believe the mers stole their treasure. But the real thief was a pirate! He buried the treasure and died before digging it up again.

Casper, my guardian angel and sort-of-but-not-really boyfriend, usually helps me out but he's acting all weird and busy. The only person left who can help me find the treasure is the pirate's former girlfriend, who happens to be a forgetful, alcoholic ghost.

Oh, and I'm not the only one searching for this treasure. Someone else wants it badly and they're prepared to commit murder to prevent anyone else from getting it.

My Thoughts :

The Allegra Fairweather series is one I came across on Netgalley and decided to give it a try. I have been really eager to read this third book as I really enjoyed the first two in the series. However it came across as a little silly sometimes and I have to say the whole guardian angel love interest is getting boring.

Despite these little negative opinions I have to say that this series continues to be a great read. Island of Secrets may have been the weakest of the stories so far but it still had some amazing aspects to it. I love how the author is branching out into paranormal areas that aren't written about very often and in this case it was the mermaids. Also she has a great collection of characters and a nice writing style which makes her books fun and easy to read.

The mystery in these books makes for a nice plot and even though Allegra seems to jump to conclusions sometimes they reasonable ones that I usually think of myself. It definitely beats the investigator who runs around missing all the signs of obvious. This paranormal investigator knows her stuff and has enough experience to boot.

All in all this continues to be a great series and one I will continue reading. I like Allegra and even if the Casper angle is not needed I am interested to see how the author makes it play out.

If you like Cozy mysteries and a huge helping of the Paranormal to go with it then you have to give this series a try.

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