I liked the characters and the setting, but found the book written on a middle school level. Her descriptions when finding the body were silly, even for a cozy mystery.
"Then she caught a whiff of something. Something stinky. Really stinky."
"At least this guy was freshly dead, which she assumed helped matters in the looks department."
"Get to school, girl, now or you'll be late, raced through her mind."
Once I got used to middle aged Lily talking and acting like a teenager, I found the book light and somewhat entertaining. I enjoyed the gossipy town folk, and was rooting for romance. The reader doesn't care all too much for the poor victim, but when you are introduced as "really stinky," what can one expect.
For those who are looking for a very quick and simple visit into a beach town with a mystery, Ms. West is giving you just such an opportunity. Enjoy!
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - November 16, 2016