Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Elliot has worked for a charitable foundation since she graduated from college. She organizes events, soothes the disputes that pop up between board members and, on occasion, acts as their personal private detective. Her life is very comfortable with her close friends, co-workers and beach community.
When the chairman of the board of directors is accused of murdering another board member the founder of the foundation asks her to investigate. Much to her shock the new homicide detective in town is the man that deserted her and broke her heart twenty years ago. He is interested in starting a relationship with her, but not interested in helping her investigation. Then, on top of everything else, her close male friend decides that he wants more from her than just friendship.
The characters are fun and interesting, the mystery exciting and the community building well done in this Henery Press novel. I loved the heroine's strength, integrity and personality. The secondary characters were interesting and endearing.
This was a book that I didn't want to put down and I would highly recommend it.
ARC provided by Netgalley.