Murder with Puffins – Donna Andrews

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4/5 Stranded Birdwatchers

On The Back:

In an attempt to get away from her family, Meg Langslow and her boyfriend go to a tiny island off the coast of Maine. What could have been a romantic getaway slowly turns into disaster.

Once there, they are marooned by a hurricane and that is only the beginning of their problems. Meg and her boyfriend arrive at the house only to discover that Meg’s parents and siblings, along with their spouses are all there. When a murder takes place, Meg realizes that she and her boyfriend can no longer sit by a cozy fireplace, but must instead tramp around the muddy island to keep try and clear her father who is the chief suspect.

My Thoughts:

In the second book in the Meg Langslow mystery series Meg sees herself stranded with her boyfriend, parents, aunt, brother, and neighbor on a secluded island in Maine during a hurricane with a murderer running around loose. Murder with Puffins was an enjoyable book.

I really like the MC, Meg, she’s a smart character who doesn’t do many things stupidly. She thinks problems and her actions through before doing them and she pieces together things that I’d never be able to do. I also absolutely love Meg’s mom and dad, they are two of the most hilarious characters that I’ve read in a cozy series.

The mystery was alright, it sort of lost some steam in the middle of the book and it took me awhile to get through about 50 of the pages in the middle of the book because it did lose steam. The killer was kind of obvious, but there was a nice pool of suspects.

Overall an average mystery with amazing characters. I’ll read the next one.

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