Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 248
Date of Publication: February 14, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Kitty Underhay had been looking for information about her mother. She is finally ready for closure now that she is certain about who is responsible for her mother's murder. In fact, her new fiancé, Captain Matthew Bryant, is called into play when he is tasked to briefly house Simon Travers, a witness as to what happened to Kitty's mother. As Kitty and Matthew head to the train station to pick up his soon-to-be houseguest, they discover that he is dead, killed during the train ride. The fact that the compartment he was riding in only contained a few other travelers, discovering the murderer should be easy.
Kitty is determined to discover the murderer, thus she begins to make inquiries. However, things do not prove easy as the very individual she is certain committed the crime is also murdered. Even more determined than ever, Kitty feels she now has two murders to solve. Matthew plays his own role, as his former employer expects him to find answers.
One of the passengers on the train is someone that Kitty is not all that fond of, Mrs. Craven, but Kitty has no doubt she had nothing to do with the murder. Despite her dislike of the older lady, Kitty finds herself interested in what she has to say. Meanwhile, Kitty recently was on holiday, with only a few days left until she is back to managing her hotel, The Dolphin. In fact, while investigating, Kitty often wonders what her future will hold when she marries Matthew.
What a delightful book in a thoroughly enjoyable series. Each book was intriguing, and no doubt will always leave the reader guessing. This series has definitely grown on me and I love that each book is fresh and exciting. One thing I really enjoyed about this book is that the first murder victim was traveling with his dog, leaving the pet without anyone to care for him. Matthew quickly adopts the mischevious animal, and this brings another enjoyable layer to this lovely story. I am already looking for the 9th book in this series, Murder at the Country Club, set for release in just a few months.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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