This is the first book in a new series the Belinda and Bennett Mysteries by Amy Saunders. Belinda Kittridge returns home to Portside RI for some fun in the sun and to oversee a remodeling project for her parents while they are on a cruise. Belinda and her twin brother are from a wealthy family, but their noses aren’t in the are air like some of Belinda’s so called friends. Belinda attends a party at her neighbors house Stellan Mayhew where she hopes to avoid anyone that will bring up the haunted past of a boating accident where a friend of hers was died. But as she sneaks out the door to get away from the party Belinda is stopped by an old friend Jeff who wants to share a secret about the accident with the only person he can trust.
The next day Jeff turns up dead and Belinda must try to uncover the who-dunit. Suddenly a new man keeps popping up everywhere Belinda goes and its not long before she has some help frm Bennett Tate an ex-cop turned PI. Romantic sparks fly as the two of them work to solve the mystery of Jeff’s murder and the boating accident.
There were several suspects in this cute enjoyable romantic cozy mystery so it wasn’t an easy case to solve. This is also a fun read for those who like the ocean and beach and the start of a relationship between Belinda and Bennett. Lots of mysteries ahead while they get to know each other.