1) An exciting, well-structured mystery with a lively cast of characters.
2) This handled well the blend of mystery and characterisation. The setting was well described and vivid. Kate was a strong lead and stood out from the other characters, most of whom seemed very similar. The plot was complex and occasionally confusing, especially with the number of characters brought into the mystery. But the pacing was good, and the denouement was very satisfying. I liked the way it didn’t shy away from the difficulties they had as a lesbian couple i.e. the issues they had with their daughter and her biological father. Otherwise it was refreshing to have lesbian characters within a community and taking leading, sympathetic roles. It fits the category very well.
Going Coastal by Jane DiLucchio
Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Quest by RCE (November 18, 2015)
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A client dying on her massage table is traumatic enough for Kate Matthews, but when the police declare that death a murder, life becomes more painful for her as she is cast as the major suspect. None of this is what Kate expected from her move to the peaceful town of Santa Barbara. After a near-fatal heart attack, an early retirement from her Los Angeles law firm, and a change in careers, Kate envisioned a quiet life with her wife, Alicia, and their grown children. Since the client held a position on the California Coastal Commission, her death becomes a media event. Kate finds herself and her family sucked into the maelstrom. The former lawyer has all she can do to find the truth behind Celia's death without adding her own name to the body count.
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