When Bay Bishop’s husband was found in the alley behind their Northern Michigan restaurant, she lost not only the partner in her dreams of establishing the best fine-dining establishment in the area but the man she thought was the love of her life.
Now she’s a suspect.
The detective who shows up on her doorstep turns out to be the high-school boyfriend who broke her heart. Faced with uncomfortable truths and new beginnings, Bay must chart a course to prove her innocence and create a new future.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Dead in the Alley by Sharon D. Michalove is a mystery.
This story is a nice mix of mystery and romantic suspense. A well-written story, with good world-building, and is told by a dual pov. The plot is simple and easy to follow. It starts with death and a cryptic monologue. After that, there is a slow unraveling of the mystery. Except for the small description of the main murder, there aren’t any gruesome scenes so it’s perfect for all readers. The action and the suspense are rather mellow which makes the book seem like a cozy mystery if you add the fact that it’s in a small town. The characters were nice, likable, and relatable. Greg and Bay had good chemistry and their romance was sweet. I liked that
they were high school sweethearts that had a second chance at love. My favorite part was their first date.
I enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it to all mystery lovers. I will rate it with 4 stars.