Disclaimer: I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I eat up the Gen Delacourt Mysteries. This seventh book was like sitting down with an old friend. Delacourt is a strong female lead in the stories and I love that about her. Her character is not without some weaknesses but her strength of character seems to overcome those most of the time.
I admit that I have read all the Gen Delacourt books but each is perfectly capable of standing alone. You can pick up Midnight at Half Moon Bay and not feel at all lost by not having read books 1-6.
Set in beautiful Half Moon Bay, I wanted to not only have a glass of wine with the characters, I wanted to do it in that setting. I absolutely love the northern coast of California. Okay, so Half Moon Bay is not really northern California but south of San Francisco. I have been there so enjoy reading about the area.
This mystery evolved in ways even I couldn’t imagine at the start. There were twists and turns I was guessing at and not a single guess was right. I do enjoy when an author outfoxes me. I like to know that, while I may figure out some of the mystery in the book, I am going to be surprised by the overall outcome. I definitely was at more than one point in this book.
Do yourself a favor. Pick up this book, relax after all the holiday hubbub and read it.