A Stone's Throw by Debbie De Louise
Book – A Stone’s Throw
Author – Debbie De Louise
Publication Date – November 17, 2015
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Type – Stand-Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers… After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library. Secrets stretch decades into the past… Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John. Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered… When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears… Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?
My Thoughts - Story
I’m highly impressed with this story and the author. The writing is great and Ms. DeLouise has a gift describing in detail the setting and actions. There were times I felt that I was right there in Cobble Cove with Alicia having some tea and muffins or a PB&J.
I loved these characters and how it all unfolded at the very end. I was expecting a dark twist that probably would have upset me but I was happily surprised and closed this book with a sappy smile on my face.
I do have to add that Ms. DeLouise did a fantastic job at twisting and then unraveling each detail of the mystery and I absolutely loved how it all tied together!
Alicia just lost her husband six months ago in a hit and run accident and to overcome her grief, she feels that it’s necessary to sweep up some lose ends with his past.
She travels to Cobble Cove and meets John immediately. Both are drawn to the other and they proceed to try and uncover all the mysterious things that are starting to happen since she showed up.
It’s an Agatha Christie meets a small town living!
Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
HEA? -(show spoiler)
Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend to – Anyone who loves a great love story within a mystery.