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Fate or conspiracy? Amnesia or a really great act? Ainsley Holloway has become to go-to person for finding lost objects and people. Originally she was searching for the truth about her own past, her biological family, but now she is a P.I. helping others.
Ainsley is seeking a lost family treasure, a piece of jewelry, for a woman who has already done a wonderful job of beginning to track it down. What seems like a very difficult case turns out to be possible if all the pieces of this puzzle align.
She comes across a man dressed in a Santa suit who appears dazed and confused. Her senses come alive and she feels she and her friends should help him. Ainsley's friends, who have become more like family, are a very creative , curious and ingenious bunch. Even though this man has blood on his outfit and professes no memory of how he came to be in Gooseberry Bay, they believe he deserves their help.
While she takes on P.I. cases, Ainsley is always looking for clues to help her locate her sister, a sister who may not even remember Ainsley exists. There is more information on that front, but will it also open up more questions?
The characters are great, I love the friendship and loyalty in this series. Kathi Daley gives us holiday cheer as well as murder and mystery. Satisfying wrap up while still keeping me interested in what will happen next.
I have left my review last time I read this book. I love Kathi Daley's books considering I read them more than once. This series seems to be one of her more brilliant ones, so not a waste of my time. Just read it's worth your time!!!
another good book in the series of Gooseberry Bay by the author. you need to read this series from beginning to end, otherwise you won't understand it. Basically Ainsley is searching for answers as to why she ended up in Gooseberry Bay years ago when she was a little girl with her sister, but was not with her parents, she was with 2 other ladies that was a blurr to her memory, and while she is searching for her own clues, she after years of training with her adoptive dad, a police officer and detective, opened up a detective agency in Gooseberry. So while she helps others and to earn a living? She is still searching for herself.
Please use more action and dialogue and less narrative. I can overlook the errant grammar and typos or left out words, but the long narratives, especially when they’re repeated in dialogue later is a bit of a repetitious mind number. Paint me a picture, don’t draw me into your mind. Include more with the dogs. Still, I’m hooked on the people and can’t wait to see what happens next.
I started out enjoying this series, or I wouldn't have gotten this far, but at the same time there are just too many subplots, and an increasingly implausible back story. This one ended with a resolution to at least one mystery of hardly any importance, but simply cut off prior to the Christmas Ball -- cutting out any trace of romance. If the next book's plot continues to ramble all over the place, I probably will look for another series.