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Review: Closely Harbored Secrets


Title: Closely Harbored Secrets

Series: A Seaside café mystery #5

Author: Bree Baker

Release Date: December 29, 2020

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: It's almost Halloween, and the small island of Charm, North Carolina is decked out for the festivities. When Everly Swan agrees to close her iced tea shop early to help her aunts host their annual haunted historic walking tour, she expects some good-natured spooks. But the night turns grave when one of the ghostly actors is found dead. To complicate matters, the victim scratched Everly's name into the ground before she died, making her a key suspect.


The murder mystery heats up when Everly's potential boo, Detective Grady, takes the case―and he definitely doesn't want her getting involved. Will their seaside romance be threatened by all the ghostly drama? But when a phantom sailor straight out of local legend starts leaving Everly threatening messages, she has to get involved... With a local election under way, ghosts on the loose, and a search for long-lost buried treasure, Everly can't help but stir the pot!


The fifth tea cozy in Bree Baker's acclaimed Seaside Café Mystery series, Closely Harbored Secrets is culinary fiction with a frighteningly fun twist!


My Review: I loved this one. I have loved all of the books in this series and find the characters and town to being so cozy and charming. This one was especially enjoyable because it featured a historical mystery and I am a sucker for those. I loved the intrigue, the way the murder took place and all of the little historical details that led us to the conclusion. I also loved the relationship developments in this one! I highly reccommend starting with the first book in the series though to really get a good feel for the town and characters.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*