Sixth Cabin By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

May 19, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Kathleen Costa, Mysteryrat's Maze

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.

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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.

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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

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

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    • Love series. Kindle copy #6

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

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

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

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

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  6. I would love a kindle copy of this book!

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

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  8. Love the cover! Looking forward to reading.

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  9. 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

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  10. Love the cover and the book looks good also!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  11. 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

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  12. 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.

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  13. Looks like this is a good mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.
    (jbas50058@gmail.com)

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  14. I’d love to have a print copy.

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

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  16. I’d love to win a Kindle copy.

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

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. Sounds really great ?
    Thanks for the chance ?
    I’d love to win a print copy ?
    iamabho AT GMAIL DOT COM

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    • Sorry it changed my emojis to question marks

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

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  23. I love Kathi Daley’s books and would love to win a print copy of this one.
    ezellmarlene(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. This one sounds extra interesting.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  25. 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.

    Carrie

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  26. 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

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

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

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  29. I love Kathi Daley.
    Kindle would be nice.

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  30. 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 🙂

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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!

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  35. I’d love to win a paperback of this.

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  36. Love Kathi Daley’s books. Would like to read a print copy of “Sixth Cabin”.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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

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  39. Love this series! Would love a Kindle copy.

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

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  41. We have a winner!

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