This and that kind of day – August 24, 2022

It’s been pretty quiet today on the book suggestion front. That means I have to wrack my brain for something to say tonight. All the good blog ideas happened this morning, but that was then and this is now. I saw a fitting meme this week. the lie I tell myself – I’ll remember, I don’t need to write it down. Yup.

So last night I told you about the book I had just started and how the main character, an experienced diver with no equipment, went after the pilot in the helicopter that just crashed in the ocean. Crazy man. Everyone made it to the surface but the pilot. Our hero did make it back in one piece but without the pilot who couldn’t be found. It turns out this diver guy was really good at holding his breathe and had a little bit of crazy in him when it came to rescuing people.

I’m 3/4 of the way through and it turns out the death they were called to investigate on the deep sea oil-rig platform was a murder. And their crashed helicopter was sabotaged. I’m going to have to keep reading to see who is responsible. Bad things are happening in too many places to have a good handle of who is behind it all. It could all be coming from one source but then again maybe not. It’s hard to see a connection at the moment. It isn’t looking good for a few people though.

Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.


The other thing I have going on these days is a jig-saw puzzle started a week ago when my kids were here. We didn’t get very far on it before they had to leave and I promised to finish it.

The thing about this puzzle is there is a murder to solve. We had to read the included mystery story first. A winery owner has been talked into taking on a partner to help him save his floundering business. We suspect the partner is a swindler and is set on destroying the business for some unknown reason. The swindler’s wife has painted a dark picture of her husband and has become romantically involved with the owner when he feels sorry for her. That’s the very short version of the story.

A dead body shows up in the winery and we are supposed to look for clues to figure out who did it.

The clues are in the puzzle and to see them we must complete it first. The challenge is, we have no idea what the puzzle looks like, the picture on the box is unrelated.

Needless to say, I’m taking long reading breaks in between puzzle moments. Headway is slow. At least it is happening though so that is encouraging.

I’ll let you know how it goes. In both murder mysteries.

Happy Reading y’all.

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