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Sixth Cabin By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway


FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
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by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Sixth Cabin, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Five Cold Cases Closed…and Counting!

Jillian Hanford helps her half brother Garrett manage the Turtle Cove Resort, a writers’ retreat on Gull Island. There eight writers of varying ages, fame, and focus have taken up permanent residence.They have also banded together as the Mystery Mastermind Group where any one of them can bring up for consideration a cold case of personal or professional interest. The cases, cold by a few months to several decades, have ranged from murder to accidents to, now, a missing person. The details are discussed, and if they all agree to take on the investigation, individual responsibilities are assigned according to each other’s strengths. Joining in, the group relies on the local deputy and various quirky residents including Blackbeard the parrot. Although often not without personal jeopardy, several cold cases have been “closed.”

This new case has been brought to the group’s attention by Nicole Carrington. She had moved in a few months ago as a temporary resident with no interest in joining the group either professionally or socially. She explained her purpose for being on the island was to do some research for a book she was writing and just wanted privacy. However, by observing the other residents, she has determined they all might just be trustworthy enough to open up to…besides she’s desperate.

Sixth Cabin earns 4/5 Suspicious Selfies…Engaging Fun!

Nicole Carrington had a difficult childhood having been put into foster care at age twelve, and although she believed once her mother got her act together she would be reunited, three foster homes later and the news her mother had remarried and had another child, she figured that boat had sailed. Later, however, at her grandmother’s, she connects with her half-sister discovering she herself may have had the better life. Sixteen-year-old Emily Halliwell leaves her troubled home life behind, runs away with her boyfriend, but agrees to keep in touch with Nicole every week by emailing a selfie. Everything was fine for a couple of months until nine months ago when the selfies stopped coming. Using the last selfie, Nicole’s search for Emily has led her to Gull Island and the resort. That’s intriguing enough to get everyone on board. Where’s Emily is the new case for the Mystery Mastermind Group…sixth cabin mystery book cover

Kathi Daley has once again penned an intriguing mystery for this fan to follow. The Writers’ Retreat series is different in that the “who,” “what,” “when,” and “how” are often not in question; it is the “why” that sends the Group seeking answers. This new journey unfolds with the “who,” but as a missing person, nothing else is known. Emily’s selfies take us on an engaging investigation retracing her steps, talking to people who remember running into her, and twists, turns, and even some danger. Although descriptions offer the mental pictures for readers to form, Kathi doesn’t rely solely on the narrative, but also on the informal and formal conversations to piece together the missing girl’s journey as well as insights into our Gull Island residents. References to previous investigations do not give “spoilers,” and in the beginning, a bio for each main or visiting character provides background and connections. Characters and relationships are well established, but newbies can easily join in with Sixth Cabin. However, do not forget the rest of the series. It is intriguing and entertaining often with an “Oh my!” ending that makes it truly satisfying.

Be a Big Kathi Daley Fan…Like, Visit, Join, and Follow!

Facebook – Kathi Daley Books
Join the Club Kathi Daley Book Club
On the Web Kathi Daley Website
Blog – Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings

To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Sixth Cabin, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “cabin,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 26, 2018. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address. PLEASE STATE IN ENTRY WHETHER YOU WANT PRINT OR KINDLE.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also keep an eye open for a new mystery podcast starting the end of this month.

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda Davis May 19, 2018 at 8:52am

Loved the first five books in this series. Would love a print copy of number 6.


2 Virginia Winfield
Twitter: @winvirginia
May 19, 2018 at 11:15am

Would love a print copy. Love the author.
A recent post from Virginia Winfield: Lone Witness by Rachel DylanMy Profile


3 Sandy Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
May 20, 2018 at 8:19am

Love series. Kindle copy #6


4 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
May 19, 2018 at 9:04am

Would love a print copy. Thank-you for the review.
kckendler at gmail dot com


5 JoAn V May 19, 2018 at 9:35am

I’ve enjoyed every one of the books in this series. Thanks for the giveaway!


6 Margie Rico May 19, 2018 at 9:46am

I would love to win a kindle copy of this book!


7 Lisa Brown May 19, 2018 at 9:47am

One of my favorite mystery authors, thanks for the chance
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com


8 Margie Rico May 19, 2018 at 9:48am

I would love a kindle copy of this book!


9 Renee Collins
Twitter: @DrReneeCCo
May 19, 2018 at 9:55am

I love this series and would be happy to win either one…ebook or print copy!


10 Debra May 19, 2018 at 10:03am

Love the cover! Looking forward to reading.


11 peggy clayton May 19, 2018 at 10:30am

I love Kathis books I know when i read them I will be figuring out a great mystery. I enjoy that she keeps them coming and she has a few series out now. I would love to read a print copy do to being disabled and will review on goodreads and amazon once I am done. ptclayton2@aol.com


12 Faith Creech May 19, 2018 at 11:25am

Love the cover and the book looks good also!

faithdcreech at gmail dot com


13 Linda May May 19, 2018 at 12:22pm

Love Kathi Daley’s books & this looks like another great read. Thanks for your generosity. If I win I would love a print copy. lindamay4852@yahoo.com


14 Jerry Pierson May 19, 2018 at 1:39pm

We love all of Kathi Daley’s books and would love to win an e-book copy of Sixth Cabin. Thank you for a chance to win.


15 Jackie Basnight May 19, 2018 at 3:41pm

Looks like this is a good mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.


16 Sandy Giden May 19, 2018 at 5:50pm

I’d love to have a print copy.


17 Jan Tomalis May 19, 2018 at 6:25pm

I love reading her book but I haven’t read this one yet! I would love to win a copy!


18 Helen Drake May 19, 2018 at 6:51pm

I’d love to win a Kindle copy.


19 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
May 20, 2018 at 12:29am

Sounds really interesting and I’d love a print copy. Thank you for the chance.


20 Donna Gantt May 20, 2018 at 4:33am

I love this series by Kathi Daley! If I win, I would like a print copy. Thanks!


21 Lois Harding May 20, 2018 at 7:12am

Thoroughly enjoyed first five,anxious to start the Sixth, Every book Kathi writes is a joy to read.


22 Carl May 20, 2018 at 9:26am

I always find that cabin-in-the-woods mysteries are the scariest. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com


23 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
May 20, 2018 at 1:48pm

Sounds really great ?
Thanks for the chance ?
I’d love to win a print copy ?


24 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
May 20, 2018 at 1:49pm

Sorry it changed my emojis to question marks


25 Paula Adams
Twitter: @qnofdnile
May 21, 2018 at 5:34am

Love the cover. Would love a print copy!! Thank you for the chance at this giveaway. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com


26 Marlene Ezell May 21, 2018 at 7:02am

I love Kathi Daley’s books and would love to win a print copy of this one.


27 Anne May 21, 2018 at 8:32am

This one sounds extra interesting.



28 Carrie Pitt May 22, 2018 at 10:14am

I love the premise of this book. I find it interesting and original, and quite frankly I wish I could live there with them, writing and working on cold cases. Such a brilliant idea.

I would love to win a copy of the book so I can get involved in the people and the series.



29 marylouh May 22, 2018 at 9:09pm

If I’m selected, I would need a print copy.
I’ve not read any from this series so it
would be a good chance for me to
try out a new series. thanks for
the chance. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com


30 Christina Burrus
Twitter: @ChristinaBurrus
May 23, 2018 at 9:54am

I would love the chance to read this!!! Thank you!!!


31 Jeannie Huffman May 23, 2018 at 10:01am

I would love to win a print copy! Thanks for the chance.


32 Connie Reynolds
Twitter: @ConnieRey52
May 23, 2018 at 10:28am

I love Kathi Daley.
Kindle would be nice.


33 Diane Carter May 23, 2018 at 12:12pm

I would love to win a copy if this, it sounds wonderful and thank you for this chance 🙂
Would love a print copy but I would be just as happy with a kindle version too 🙂


34 Kelley Morrow May 23, 2018 at 1:45pm

I would love a print copy of this. I love Kathi Daley but haven’t had a chance to read this series so this would be fantastic to win! craig-kelley70@att.net


35 Rita Spratlen
Twitter: @rjs7777
May 23, 2018 at 5:24pm

I would love the real print if I win!! Love a book but would take either. Thanks for the chance!


36 Taylor R. Williams May 23, 2018 at 6:21pm

I don’t think I entered yet, so here goes – I would be honored to win a print copy of your book ! My reading all comes from the library these days


37 Jeanine Carlson May 23, 2018 at 7:27pm

I’ve never read this but I’d love to! I could use a Kindle copy. My email is somesmartcookle at aol.com. cookle has an L, not an i. Thanks for the chance!


38 Nancy j Burgess
Twitter: @Nancyjburgess2
May 23, 2018 at 7:32pm

I’d love to win a paperback of this.


39 Dianne Casey May 24, 2018 at 3:22pm

Love Kathi Daley’s books. Would like to read a print copy of “Sixth Cabin”.


40 Sandy Lipinski
Twitter: @Sandy
May 24, 2018 at 3:52pm

Thank you . It’s always fun to enter contests. Happy with any book of any kind.


41 Denise Frantz May 24, 2018 at 5:02pm

Would love to enjoy a print version of this book! Love the cover 🙂


42 Judy Weaver May 24, 2018 at 5:57pm

Love this series! Would love a Kindle copy.


43 Kate book Snedaker May 25, 2018 at 7:55am

This is my favorite Kathy Daley series…would love a print copy! Thanks for the chance to win!


44 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
May 29, 2018 at 3:40pm

We have a winner!


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