Monday, July 24, 2017

Over Maya Dead Body, Serena Jones Mystery #3 by Sandra Orchard

Book description:

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.

When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?

My review:

  I reviewed the first two books in this series, but somehow missed out on reviewing this one. Even though I had to purchase my own copy, I decided to review it since I did the other two books.

  This has been an awesome series, and I am sad to see it end. Over Maya Dead Body may be the best book in this trilogy. It takes place far from home, and has quite the intricate plot with plenty of suspects to pick from. I was at a total loss at figuring out who was guilty and of what, and was very entertained as I read the exploits of those trying to solve the murders.

 All through this series, the main character has had two guys vying for her attention: Tanner, her FBI partner, and Nate, her apartment supervisor. Both are in this book a lot, as they both help Serena solve the crimes in the book. I was pretty sure this was the last book and it would be decided which guy she would pick by the end of the book, and I was correct. Even though I am a guy, I was caught up in hoping which guy she would end up with.  I won't say which guy did up marrying her, but I will say that the one I was rooting for all along was not the lucky guy..... so I was disappointed, if you're reading this Mrs Orchard. Though granted, both guys were very likable characters.

 This was a very awesome and enjoyable book and series that I very much recommend. If you read it, you definitely need to read the books in order.

About the author:

Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly Devotion, Blind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at