If you're looking for a book to curl up with on a cold night, this Jenkins & Burns mystery is perfect. Ms. Bradford's descriptions of the scenery pull you into the swirling blizzard, and hold you as snowbound as her characters. Her ability to give you a window into her characters wraps you up in the story, until you're in so deep, you can't put the book down.
In this second Jenkins & Burns mystery, Laura Bradford revisits Elise Jenkins and her boyfriend, Mitch Burns as they take a much needed vacation on Mackinaw Island, Michigan. Unfortunately for them, their plans for relaxation disappear after a fellow vacationer's disappearance turns into murder. The culprit could be anyone--from the retired cop to the drifter kid to the town's `freaky hermit'--and Ms. Bradford works to keep her readers on their toes until the very end.
By weaving her story with everyday characters you can connect with and an intriguing plot you can lose yourself in, Ms. Bradford does an excellent job of entrancing her readers without muddying the waters with unnecessary elements. I won't spoil the plot for you here--what would be the fun in that?--but I will recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good down-to-earth mystery.