James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his girlfriend, Rosie, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff's eyes, the ocean as pretty as Rosie's cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a world away. St. Croix indeed is paradise, the perfect place for living, laughing, and loving. But the sandy beaches and the turquoise sea can provide no cover from the deadly eyes of the unknown stalker pursuing Cuff. Murder leads to murder as he attempts to untangle the terrible web in which he has suddenly become entangled. The twists and turns are many, the roads of the fast action leading in all directions. Cuff and Rosie are relentlessly pursued by a diabolical force that shows them no mercy. Do these two good people stand a chance against such sheer evil?
- Paperback | 316 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.03mm | 539.77g
- 01 Jun 2012
- United States
- black & white illustrations
Our customer reviews
Mysteries are something I generally enjoy, and much of this book was rather intriguing. The story took many twists and turns, and the characters are rather engaging. And the setting is an ideal location that captures the imagination. I especially enjoyed the recurring phrase that dealt with the deadly eyes of St. Croix, It reminded me of the Raven's "nevermore" line which gave it a rather ominous feeling. Just about the time you thought you knew what was going on, you discover that you are wrong. There were some implied bedroom scenes, and there was some profanity of which I did not approve. But both of those issues were minor. The violence was not overly descriptive which is something I always appreciate about murder mysteries. While the author gave you a lot of "behind the scenes" evidence, I still found myself marveling at some of the shifts in the story. The biggest thing about the book that disturbed me was the end. I will not spoil it for you, but this is a mystery that does not allow justice to be deserved. It has an abrupt ending that is probably quite realistic, but in my mind, does not make a good mystery. I could not find myself recommending this book for this reason. But that is just my opinion. The style is easy to read, but the ending was just too upsetting. But it may just be the perfect summer mystery if justice not being served is not a problem for you. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show moreby Ruth Hill