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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Hot Summer Review: Linda Lovely's NO WAKE ZONE

In Charlotte, the thermostat reached 104 on Saturday—not only a record for June 30th, but a tie for the warmest temperature ever.  When the mercury hovers that high, you need a summer read that gives you the chills, and Linda Lovely’s No Wake Zone is just what the weatherman ordered.  
In the sequel to Dear Killer, Linda’s feisty heroine, Marley Clark (don’t you just love that name?) is again finding bodies with alarming regularity.  In this novel, Marley’s problems start when a billionaire plunges into the water from a double-decker boat captained by her cousin.  Our heroine dives into the deliciously chilly water, only to find the founder of a biotech empire already doing the dead man’s float and her plans for a simple family reunion in hot water.

Marley's  lifesaving effort not only leaves her clothes soggy, her unsuccessful rescue provides ammunition for a dastardly villain who implies Marley might have given the billionaire a little push.  Our heroine’s problems multiple when the widow turns out to be an old college pal—and suspect number one.

If you’re looking for a murder mystery with a twist, Ms. Lovely doesn’t disappoint.  Her killer commits a series of exotic murders, pulling the reader into a fascinating—and downright scary—world of biotech engineering.  As she attempts to save her friend, Marley becomes a target—hunted both by the villain and a sexy lawyer. 

No Wake Zone is the second mystery featuring Marley Clark, a fifty-two-year-old Army intelligence officer.  To quote the trailer… “No Wake Zone dishes up heart-pounding suspense with a generous side of romance.”  You can quote me, this novel is this summer’s must read.

ABOUT THE  NO WAKE ZONE AUTHOR:  Linda Lovely is a journalism major whose career in marketing and public relations has always included writing.  Now, fiction is her focus.  She’s served five times as president of the Upstate South Carolina Sisters in Crime and her novel Dear Killer is a Golden Quill finalist.  Her manuscripts have been finalists in the RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier and a variety of other competitions.  She teaches courses in writing craft and loves to visit book clubs and chat with readers.


Linda Lovely said...

Wow! Thanks so much for this review. I need to put it on my website. I have so much fun writing these Marley Clark mysteries. Hoorah for "mature" heroines. We should get to have some of the fun.

Paty Jager said...

Sounds like a great read! And right when I'm reading mostly mysteries again.

Diana Mcc. said...

Good review!

Judith Ashley said...

Well done review, Robin and great book, Linda. Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Polly said...

Sounds great. Definitely on my TBR list.

Ashantay said...

Love the review - makes me want to get out and buy the book today! Thanks, Robin!

Ellis Vidler said...

Terrific review, Robin and Linda. I've got to get to Fiction Addiction and buy my copy!

Christy Tillery French said...

Wonderful review, Linda! Your protag sounds like a great character. I've added this series to my TBRR list.

Cindy Sample said...

It's one of my favorite series but Linda needs to write faster! Two books aren't enough for this fan.

Carole St-Laurent said...

That's a great review!