Posted in 4 paws, Cozy, mystery, paranormal on July 27, 2014

dead on arrivalSynopsis

Catch the Wave of a wild new paranormal mystery series that will leave you locked in the middle of the impact zone!

Bikinis and board shorts are all in a day’s work for surf instructor Malia Fern. Life is good on the island of Kaua’i, even if her social calendar is lacking and a big surf company is droppin’ in to steal her customers. When Malia stumbles upon the body of tourist who speaks to her from his sandy grave, life as she knows it disappears in the outgoing tide.

She didn’t expect to find herself investigating his death, she has no experience, nor any desire to work in the family business of law enforcement, but that’s exactly what she’s doing because the victim keeps asking for help and a group of mystical Menehune men need her protection. If she knew how to offer it, things would be a whole lot easier.

To make matters worse, her love life is out of control. Makaio Natua, the forbidden bad boy cop, is everything she wants and his charming, security specialist cousin, Alapai Lincoln, is everything she needs. What could be worse than meeting the two of them at the same time? A curse designed to control her future.

With life turning wacky, Malia is determined to discover if the victim’s death was an accident, a dope deal gone bad, or something more sinister than she could possibly imagine, because this time her last big wipe out may leave her
Dead On Arrival.


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You have to love a mystery when it is set in Hawaii and especially on my favorite island of Kauai! I would probably consider this a cozy (the author calls it a Cozy on the Edge)…surf instructor helps solve the crime while having 2 men interested in her (and what woman wouldn’t love that?!). There is a little bit of paranormal happenings – Pai can read Malia’s mind. A little more happens but don’t want to spoil that for you.

I love the nickname that is given to Windy, a woman that stirs up trouble wherever she goes and is the bane of Malia’s existence.  (you have to read the book to find out!)

As holds true with other mysteries, Malia finds herself in the middle of everything and ends up in precarious situations. I didn’t expect the killer to be who it was, but that is what makes mysteries fun….trying to figure out the “bad guy” and sometimes being right and sometimes being wrong.

We give this book 4 paws!


About the Author

kym robertsThree career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she couldn’t deny.

In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired.

Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name, at least in her head.

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