- File Size: 3553 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (October 10, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 10, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M59PPBY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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De Louise spends the first part of her book establishing the warm and fuzzy atmosphere of life in Cobble Cove. Alicia, the main character, is a happily married mother of twin babies, Carol and Johnny. (The boy is named after Alicia's husband, John.) Alicia works as a librarian at Cobble Cove's public library where she has a good relationship with all her coworkers and a wonderful director, Sheila, who is as understanding as anyone can be about work/life balance. Sheila works the circulation desk if someone has a conflict and is not above bending the rules slightly to offer an employment opportunity to one of Alicia's friends. Alicia is leading as idyllic a lifestyle as is humanly possible, until she notices some odd, slightly frightening things happening in her community.
Between A Rock and a Hard Place is the second Cobble Cove mystery. There are a number of references to actions that took place in the first book, A Stone's Throw, but this novel can stand on its own. I haven't read the first and had no trouble understanding what led to the events in the second.
The mystery in De Louise's novel is good, with a horrible crime and enough possible suspects to keep the plot interesting, but the characters and community dominate the work. I would recommend Between A Rock and a Hard Place to readers who like their crime stories in gentle environments. It reminded me of a number of TV series I've enjoyed, including Murder She Wrote and Rosemary and Thyme.
Steve Lindahl – author of Motherless Soul, White Horse Regressions, and Hopatcong Vision Quest
Through the author’s wonderful descriptions of place, character attributes, and story nuance, once again I was happily drawn into the quaint town of Cobble Cove. I love a good mystery series so I enjoyed revisiting Cobble Cove and its great characters. The story is well written and the pace builds to a suspenseful climax. I’m looking forward to the next in the series.