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From USA Today best-selling author Anne Marie Stoddard comes a fabulously fashionable mystery in paradise....

After a very painful — and very public — divorce from her cheating football star husband, Kaley Kalua just wants some peace and privacy. Cramming only the essentials (clothes, shoes, and makeup) into her Prada duffel bag, Kaley returns to her hometown of Aloha Lagoon to manage her Aunt Rikki’s clothing shop, the Happy Hula Dress Boutique. A new job, new friends, and a change of scenery are just what she needs to turn her life around. It doesn’t hurt that Kaley’s handsome childhood best friend, Noa Kahele, has also moved back to the small resort town.

Unfortunately, life on the island isn’t quite the peaceful paradise that Kaley was expecting. Not everyone is thrilled about her return — especially Louana, Happy Hula’s assistant manager, who thinks that she deserves Kaley’s new job. And when the woman is found strangled by a bikini top from the boutique, the police make it clear that Aunt Rikki is their main suspect. But Kaley is determined to prove her aunt’s innocence! Between dodging a nosy local reporter and sparring with her high school nemesis, Kaley compiles her own list of suspects. In the process, she also attracts the attention of a dangerous killer. If Kaley isn’t careful, she could wind up trading her colorful wardrobe for funeral black....

©2017 Anne Marie Stoddard (P)2020 Anne Marie Stoddard

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  • Julesy
  • 30-11-2020

Where's the fire?

I thought surely there must have been a fire because the narrator rushed so much that I had to catch my breath! She had a clear voice, pleasant enough. However, it was totally rushed and it made me dizzy to listen. I am normally a 1.20-1.25 speed type of gal so I am used to faster narrations. I had to slow this audiobook down to an unheard of speed of 0.90. The narrator also over-dramatizes quit a bit. On a positive note, she was able to distinguish every character voice. I love this author and have read her other books in the Aloha Lagoon series in ebook. I thought I would give this one a try in audio. Needless to say, I will continue on with the author but avoid any more audiobooks by this narrator.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 27-11-2020

Good narration and story

Good plot and a good flowing story murder and mayhem when she returns to her hometown. How will she settle in if she has a Prada duffle bag, there is an old flame, and a jealous assistant manager come to light, and so did murder. Good narration by. Mary.added to the story.

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  • Julie
  • 28-11-2020

Another death at the beach

I like the way a group of authors have got together to create a series, with each of them concentrating on different characters and only the location stays the same. I have listened to a few of them and they all prove to be fun, light entertainment and this book is no exception. The cast of characters are interesting, especially the fitness fanatic aunt. You really get a sense of the location, apart from all the deaths it's a place you would want to visit. I really enjoyed the fact that most of the mystery was centred around a clothes shop and found it to be a nice change from coffee shops. The author weaves a nice story that keeps you guessing as to the identity of the killer and the motive. I look forward to joining Kaley again for another adventure.
When Kaleys husband cheats on her he does it in such a fashion that it is plastered all over the news and the only way she can get away from it and him is by returning to her home town and working for her aunt in a fashion boutique. Do this has ruffled some feathers and the assistant manager walks out over not getting the promotion. Kaley thought working with the girl who tormented her all throughout her school days would be bad enough but that is nothing when her aunt gets accused of killing her former employee. The police don't seem very interested in looking at anyone else, so it is up to Kaley and her former high school crush to find the really killer. With all the clues pointing at her aunt and a nosey reporter following her every move Kaley will have her work cut out for her.
The narrator was a little bit too enthusiastic for my liking. She needed to slow down and take a breath and some of the voices were just a little bit to high pitched.
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