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Today I am reviewing Murder on the Island on its publication day by Daisy White, published by Bloodhound Books.


Book Blurb

Death is on the horizon…

When recently divorced Chloe Canton is gifted her grandmother’s house in Bermuda in her will, it seems a perfect time for a fresh start.

Her chance at paradise comes with a rundown business, a neighbour who is putting pressure on her to sell up for development, and another who quickly makes herself comfortable in Chloe’s house.

If that wasn\’t enough, Chloe discovers a dead body on the local riding trail soon after she arrives and finds herself dragged into a murder investigation.

With tensions rising and island gossip to contend with, as well as a murder in their midst, has Chloe bitten off more than she can chew?

Will Chloe stick it out and help solve the case or will paradise turn out to be too hot to handle?

Murder on the Island is the first book in the gripping Chloe Canton Mystery Series.

Set on beautiful Bermuda, Murder On The Island is perfect escapism. It will appeal to readers of Richard Osman\’s The Thursday Murder Club as well as fans of authors like LJ Ross and Faith Martin.

What at first glance seems to be an incredible gift and wonderful opportunity for Chloe, who has inherited her grandmother’s house in Bermuda, may just turn out to be too much. With a slightly over familiar acting neighbour and another one who is pushing her to sell up, all becomes pale in comparison when she discovers a dead body whilst on a riding trail. Suddenly finding herself tied up in a murder investigation, will she find the peace and happy new beginning she is looking for?

Murder on the Island is the first book in the Chloe Canton series and what a great start it is. A classic whodunnit where an amateur sleuth is on the case. This is what I love the most about cozy mysteries, where a civilian helps the police solve the crime. In the case of this crime, there are plenty of suspects to choose from and some red herrings thrown in along the way to keep you off the scent, which made for a more satisfying reveal.

I loved Chloe’s character, a 50 year old divorcée, as she tries to navigate a new life on her own. Daisy White has done a great job with her and I look forward to getting to know her more. The rest of the cast are colourful, have been well developed and also really made this story all the more enjoyable.

The vivid descriptions of its setting in Bermuda, had me transported right into the pages where I was laying on a lounge chair on a beautiful beach with the sun on my face and cocktail in hand, instead of the reality, where I was laying on my recliner, with a cuppa holed up and stuck at home during another COVID lockdown!

Murder on the Island is a super fun read that I was able to get lost into for a few hours. This book really was the perfect escape during such a trying time. A great mystery with a memorable cast, I look forward to more books in the series. It was a pleasure to read and review Murder on the Island which I highly recommend.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

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