Answers in the Attic The Inn at Holiday Bay By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

Jul 20, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Kathleen Costa, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of Answers in the Attic, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

The Inn at Holiday Bay
Renovations at the inn are going well and nearing completion, and discovering boxes, letters, and messages have only added to the inn’s mystique. Abby Sullivan’s fresh start, after a horrific personal tragedy, has led her to Maine; she purchased the old Victorian-style house built by Chamberlain Westminster for his wife and is excited about turning it into a B&B worthy as a premier destination. She hired Georgia Carter as the Inn’s manager, now a good friend, and has continued to enjoy all of her new friendships and surrogate family. She’s even been adopted by Rufus the cat.

mysteryAnswers in the Attic earns 5/5 Family Trees…Engaging and Entertaining!
Abby and Georgia plan to tackle the chore of cleaning out the attic at the inn, but are delightfully distracted by a curious stranger. Trish Roswell is extremely keen on researching her family’s ancestry which has led her to the mansion and Holiday Bay. Her great- great- grandmother was sister to Abagail Westminster, the woman for whom Abby’s house was built. Finding Abagail’s family home and the Chesterton cemetery whets everyone’s appetite to discover more. However, it’s the remains found in a shallow grave with wounds similar to an incident from three years back that is the most compelling. A neighbor had at the time reported having seen a murder, a husband killing his wife, but no evidence, no body, seemingly solid alibis, and the victim just video-chatted with the investigating officer. Sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock film! Love it!

Engaging! In this fourth book, “family” seems to be the main theme: from ancestral revelations to contemporary disfunction, from new Maine family/friends to a reunion with blood relations. Using a first-person narrative from Abby’s perspective, Kathi Daley entwines much of the everyday life in Holiday Bay with endearing friendships, budding and rekindled romances, holiday festivities, and the grand opening plans, but it’s the investigations, mysteries, and a cold case that fascinated me the most. However, the ancestral research and the cold case mystery seem to take place more off the page and revealed only through informal and formal conversations of “did you know?” or “so-and-so called” or “I found out” rather than Abby’s direct efforts. The final reveal did “answer” the main mysteries with clever details and the issuing of some justice was karma at its best. The writing is well-paced with vivid description and entertaining dialogue, and as is Kathi’s style…lots of “fur” friends. Well worth reading, but newbies should consider starting from the beginning to enjoy the whole journey.

Be a Big Kathi Daley Fan!
Kathi Daley has ten other series offering something for every cozy taste including “fur” friends and close relationship between family and friends. She has a great social media community of fans and can be followed on Goodreads and BookBub. Sign up for her newsletter.

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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.

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32 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review and the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Kathi Daley is a great author. Count me in!

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  3. I love Kathi’s books. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Wow sounds really interesting I am looking forward to reading it soon. A mansion and a cemetery so intriguing. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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  5. I really like Kathi Daley’s books. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Maine and Kathi Daley couldn’t be better…love ebooks too.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  7. Love Kathi’s books!! Thank you so very much for this chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Love this series.

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  9. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  10. I really like her books and this one sounds so good.
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  11. I liked the first book in this series
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  12. Love her books. sclickner at juno dot com

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  13. guess this is the giveaway ?

    time will tell !!

    bev

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  14. great series. thanks. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  15. I want to win! ajnestarcher(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Love Kathi’s books, thanks for the chance! cgstratman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win
    This is the only book of this series that I dont have yet
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I love this series! It’s been fun getting to know the characters. I’m looking forward to this one. ineedadietcoke at aol dot com

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  19. Love this series and would really like to read this! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  20. Love Kathi Daley’s books. Would love to read this one, it sounds like a lot of fun.

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  21. Have already started reading this and so far, it is as good as the rest of this series. Am looking forward to more in this series.

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  22. I love this series and need this one! Thanks! craig-kelley70(at)att(dot)net

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  23. Over to have a copy.

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  24. Thank you for the great review and giveaway. I love Kathi’s books.
    daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I love that family is the main theme here.
    I have yet to read one of her books. She is on my list to check out.

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  26. I haven’t read this series by Kathi Daley but she is always good.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  27. I’ve read some of her other books, so I bet this one is great too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  28. We have a winner!

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