Dec. 20, 2016

Adrift,#1 Mer Cavallo Mystery by Micki Browning

*****5 stars

Great Paranormal Mystery

An excellent paranormal mystery, Adrift by Micki Browning, is the beginning of a new Mer Cavallo series. I was always a little off balance as I read this novel. Where exactly was the author taking us with the paranormal aspect? Would it be proven true or part of a well-planned plot? Where would Mer go in her relationship possibilities? Would she choose her enigmatic neighbor or the enervating detective? 

 

Browning made this story come to life with her descriptions of the island and the people. One can feel the call the island and sea has on Mer. Indeed, does the sea have a mysterious call, luring certain people to its depths? The people are very well-drawn and there are many relationships introduced that help give varying degrees of flavor, coming together to produce a very tasty work of art.

 

My one caution would be for those who prefer clean language. I would probably rate the book a PG-13 for that.

 

This is the first of the series and I am anxiously awaiting book two. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher and NetGalley. However, this is my honest, unbiased opinion of the book.