Death on the Ocean by Martha Fischer
I’m really pleased to be taking part in the blog tour today for Death on the Ocean and would liked to thank @Bookollective for the invite.
Amanda leads a fairly uneventful life as a teacher. The most she has to worry about is staff room politics and petty quarrels among pupils and colleagues. But everything changes as she wins a million in a TV show!
Amanda decides to change her life and take a luxury cruise, no expense spared. Expecting a carefree life of luxury aboard the Belgravia she’s surprised to find that events are rapidly spiraling out of control. Her fellow passengers are not as they seem and all of a sudden a passenger goes missing – was it murder?
To make things worse, Amanda is drawn to two men – but whom can she trust and… whom to choose? Any error of judgement could be fatal as Amanda realizes that her own life could be in danger.
Suspense and romance guaranteed – a perfect holiday read.
What a fun and quirky read this book was. I whizzed though it! A great mix of characters written with wonderful expression and humour. Our main character Amanda finds herself on a luxury cruise ship The Belgravia. Something in her wildest dreams she never thought possible. However whilst exploring the ship and her new found luxury surroundings she manages to find herself the witness to a murder! Add to that rich, eccentric and mysterious passengers and a sprinkling of a romance (or two!) this is a fun summer read.
I really liked the details the book goes into to describe the luxury of the trip particularly the food, that Amanda clearly enjoys, the characters and the customs that take place on a luxury cruise such as this. All those breakfasts in bed and champagne seemingly on tap 24/7!! It really gave the reader a feel for decadence. The romance elements are heartfelt if a little fun and the cosy crime murder mystery is nicely paced with clues to keep you guessing. It reminded me a little of an Agatha Raisin mystery.
Death on the Ocean is a quick read full of delightful characters. A fun summer read. Available now in paperback and eBook.