by Deb Davies
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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 17 Mar 2022
Darkness and mystery follow four friends to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, threatening them at every turn…
Laurel and Arnie are delighted when their friends Claire and Charles join them for a visit at their summer home. Tucked away on beautiful Manistique Lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s the perfect place for everyone to relax and enjoy all the state has to offer.
Their vacation doesn’t stay peaceful for long, however, when former cop Arnie is drawn into an ongoing investigation. Although it appears the victim, Maddy Pierce, may have committed suicide, other evidence points to the possibility of murder.
Investigating Maddy’s death involves the group more than they had imagined, and soon their trip goes from good to wrong. It’s apparent they have a malicious enemy and that someone is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Maddy’s death a mystery.
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Average rating from 18 members
This book caught my interest because it is set in Michigan and I enjoy reading books that include my home state. Great descriptions of the people, places and food enjoyed by the characters. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Northern Light, I recommend doing so before starting this one.
My one wish is for a listing of all the people in the book with a short description of them. The first book was difficult to follow at times due to so many people. This one is better since I already knew the main ones but I still had to pause and really think about sub characters.
Vacation plans are upended for a group of friends when they are thrown into a murder investigation. Claire, Charles, Laurel and Arnie plan to enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. However, all plans are interrupted during their first dinner at Lake Manistique. After overhearing that Arnie is a policeman on leave, their server asks him to help her boyfriend, Constable Rob, investigate the death of a local woman. It’s been ruled a suicide but Rob thinks there’s more to it. Boy, he is right. Soon Arnie and friends are plunged into a maze of assault, murder, kidnapping and more. Their lives depend on solving this case.
I enjoyed the descriptions of the Upper Peninsula and its history, customs and food. For instance, do you know the difference between Yoopers and Fudgies? You will. Before you read White Nights, read Northern Light. The Coast to Coast Michigan books are a series and there are many references to people and events from the earlier mystery that are confusing to a first time reader. This is a 4 star read.
Thank you to NetGalley, BHC Press and Deb Davies for this ARC.
This a fun and chilling mystery! I flew through this one.
Laurel and Arnie are so excited when their friends Clair and Charles decide to join them at their summer home. A lakeside retreat on Manistique Lake in Michigan this is perfect spot to relax on their fun filled trip.
Their idyllic getaway is interrupted when Arnie, a former cop, becomes entangled in a murder investigation. Initially the victim, Maddy Pierce appears to have committed suicide. However a vast amount of evidence points to foul play.
This event is the catalyst that divides the group of friends and destroys their trip. There’s someone who is willing to do anything it takes to keep Maddy’s death a secret.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this arc.
White Nights is book two in the Coast to Coast Michigan series (1# is Northern Light).
In book 2, the four friends ( Charles, Arnie and Laurel) who pulled together to support Claire in Northern Light embark on a vacation. It isn't long before a suspicious death in the town attracts vacationing policeman Arnie into an investigation. What first seems to be a suicide ends up much more complicated and dangerous for all four. It is clear someone wants to stop them from becoming involved at any costs! This story is quick and light and a great addition to anyone's collection of detective mysteries. I would recommend reading book #1 as some of the phrases and characters can be confusing without background knowledge. This is a must have for anyone from Michigan! #BHCPress #NetGalley #WhiteNights
I really enjoyed this book. Character development was good. The plot was very interesting. Not a lot of typos.
Husband and wife Arnie and Laurel were thrilled when their dear friends Charles and Claire agree to join them at the lake house in Lake Michigan’s Upper Peninsula they are using for a getaway. Set on Manistique Lake, the house is beautiful; but Arnie, a police officer who hasn’t been able to work due to injury, is reluctantly drawn in to an investigation by Rob, the elected constable, and his wife Brandy, who waited on the two couples at the Culinary School Restaurant that evening. Brandy ran after Arnie, telling him that her late father was a cop, and she recognized the stance of a fellow officer. She begged him to help her husband. The woman who is the subject of the investigation is Maddy Pierce. She seems to have died by suicide (carbon monoxide poisoning) with a note by her side that said, “sorry, honey.” Rob saw broken fingers on her left hand and decides there is more to the case than suicide. The four friends, their vacation ruined, find themselves being hunted by someone who will stop at nothing to cover up Maddy’s death.
“White Nights” was a fun, page-turning read, a well-woven story full of suspense, twists, and turns. The four friends’ wonderfully flawed characters were more than likable, and we as readers grew to love MOST of those we might have thought ill of in the beginning. ☺️ I thoroughly enjoyed the pace and intelligent writing style, and the incredible descriptions given make me want to visit Michigan as soon as humanly possible!
I’d like to thank NetGalley, Deb Davies, and BHC Press for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I am going to start out by warning you that this book CAN NOT be read as a standalone.
Initially when I had requested White Nights, I did not know that it was book two in a series. I quickly figured this out a few chapters in so I stopped, went back and downloaded the first book, Northern Lights. You need to read book one prior to White Nights as it gives a detailed explanation to a lot that happens in this book as well as character history.
With that being said, I really enjoyed both of these books. There was a detailed plot with strong character development. The mystery had me going for a bit and it took me awhile to piece everything together .
This is a character driven, slow burn murder mystery . This was an easy read that kept my attention and had me strung along until the very end.
Other than not being aware that this was a sequel, I have not one thing I could say I did not enjoy!
Let me start with this is the 2nd book in the series and you should start with Northern Lights first to have a complete understanding. Deb Davies has written an exceptional story full of uncertainty and vivid scene building. The story takes place in Michigan at a Lakeside Retreat on Manistique Lake and with all the details I could clearly picture the scene. It is full of history and description of the Upper Peninsula was wonderful.
Laurel and Arnie are excited to get together with their friends Clair and Charles at the summer house. Arnie is a former cop and becomes involved in a murder investigation that is full of corruption and someone does not want Maddy's death to be an investigated. There are a lot of other things that are occurring instead of the murder and you have to pay close attention to keep up. I did enjoy the book though full of flawed characters and scene building that is exceptional.
Thank you BHC Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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