Death's a Beach - Anne Hardaway, Bk 3 Author:Beth Sherman A Brutal Storm Unearths A 20-Year-Old Secret... — An out-of-season nor'easter tears across the New Jersey coast, and the beach community of Oceanside Heights is a mess. Ghostwriter Anne Hardaway's cottage-by-the-sea has seen better days to begin with, but she reluctantly decides to repair her rotting basement floor. Never mind that her newest ass... more »ignment is writing a "how-to" home repair book for women--she still can barely tell a flat head from a Phillips, a lack of skill she's grateful for when her handy-man finds a twenty-year-old skeleton buried in the dirt beneath her basement's wooden floor.
And The Forecast Calls For A Chance Of Scattered Murders
When her gruesome guest turns out to be the psychologist who treated her mother in the mid-70's, Anne must consider whether her own mother could have been the killer. Some discreet investigating soon leads Anne to Sunnydale Nursing Home where elderly clients are dying at an alarming rate and the staff makes Nurse Ratched look endearing. Before she can say riptide, Anne is hip deep in the residue of a killer storm and uncovering a tale of dark desire that makes the climate ripe for more murder.« less
I loved this book as well as the whole series so far. A mystery with a dangerous storm coming and a skeleton found under the floor in the basement. What more could you ask for? The story moves from Anne Hardaway's house to an old folk's home where Anne finds out some interesting but very unsettling information that leads back to her mother and the psychologist who treated her.
Anne's house takes a beating from the storm, but it wasn't in too good a shape to begin with, and by the end of the book, she has her life threatened and not by the storm. This series is especially good if you've been to the Jersey Shore.
From back cover - "A brutal storm unearths a 20-year-old secret and the forecast calls for a chance of scattered murders. Ghostwriter [the protagonist] is a delightful mix of humor, pragmatism, and vulnerability."