Death in a Dacron Sail by N.A. Granger
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Provided by Author
Description: When a child's finger is found in a lobster trap police consultant Rhe Brewster is plunged into an investigation involving missing children alongside her brother-in-law Police Chief Sam Brewster. Rhe digs into the past, tries to dodge the hospital administrator and attempts to deal with her stumbling marriage.
Why I Picked This Book: I do love a Maine setting and a good mystery!
Pros: I read a lot of books that are set in small towns and very frequently those small towns could be anywhere. There's the adorable boutiques and amazing cafes and while I enjoy them it is starting to feel a bit generic. That wasn't the case with Pequoud. This really feels like a town centered around fishing and it isn't always pretty. The crimes themselves were horrific but were handled in such a way that it didn't give me nightmares. There was just the right amount of detachment for me to violate my no children in mysteries rule. Rhe's involvement in the investigation makes sense. Not only is she a consultant but she is also the sister-in-law of the Police Chief and an ER Nurse which gives her access to the Medical Examiner and medical knowledge. While I did guess a couple of the twists the full reveal was a surprise. At no point did the book drag and it definitely kept me turning pages!
Cons: I wanted the motivations behind the crimes to be explained a little bit more. I know the hows and the whos but I'd like to know more about the whys.
Overall: While this could technically be called a cozy there's not much cozy about this read! The crime was gritty, the mystery was compelling, the characters were likable and Rhe seriously needs a hug. I look forward to seeing what happens next for her.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! I'm looking forward to reading her first book - Death in a Red Canvas Chair - and reading the next in the series..
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely! If you enjoy mysteries this is definitely one to try.