Hannah Sampson has just moved down to the British Virgin Islands and taken a job with their police force. On her first day, she's sent to investigate a missing husband. She's sure he just spent the night with someone else, until his body turns up in the water with a bullet hole in his head. He doesn't seem to have any enemies. Furthermore, why would anyone want to kill a man on vacation?
When I read the first in the series, I complained about the characters. This time around, the characters seemed better, but the plot left much to be desired. It started off pretty slowly with some irrelevant things. There were two main sub-plots, one was under-developed and the other was over-developed and slowed down the main plot. In fact, it was just there to be preachy since the author admits at the end that it really isn't a problem in the BVI's. The main plot was enjoyable and had me confused for most of the book. I guessed the ending about 100 pages from the end and had to wait until Hannah could prove it to see if I was right. Even then, there was a twist I hadn't counted on.
This sounds harsh, but I really did enjoy the main storyline, characters, and setting. It's obvious the author loves the setting as she expertly brings the islands to life. I'm ready to hop a ship and spend some time sailing around them myself. This book is a great vacation read or a great read if you wish you were on an exotic vacation. Hopefully the author will perfect her plotting while continuing to bring the islands and their secrets to life.