Against the Claw

A Lobster Shack Mystery, #2

"Against the Claw" is the second book in the Lobster Shack Mystery series. The series revolves around Ballerina Allie Larkin who is currently working all types of jobs at her aunt’s Lobster Shack. One day while working, she stumbles upon the dead body of a beautiful young woman and does all she can to find out the truth behind her death.

I didn’t read the first book in the series, but it wasn’t hard to get into the second book. Fairly easy actually.

Let me say that I had A LOT of fun while reading "Against the Claw". I was so sad when I turned that last page. The characters really made this book for me. They were just so much fun and entertaining; it felt like I was just chilling with my own friends. They kept me laughing and giggling.

The mystery itself was very well-plotted, and well-written. It captured me from the very first chapter and kept my attention until the end. There were just so many twists that I couldn’t even guess the ending. Which was great because my cozy pet peeve is predictability. I hate it, but this book was far from it.

Overall, "Against the Claw" was an excellent read and I can’t wait until the next book in the series.


Book Blurb for Against the Claw

Welcome back to the seaside village of Mystic Bay, where someone’s been found sleeping with the fishes. . .

Ballerina Allie Larkin is still back home, healing up from a broken ankle and lending a hand at her aunt’s Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack. But now that the famed restaurant is branching out into the world of catering, Allie’s help is needed more than ever—even on the lobster boat. The last thing she expects to find once she’s out on the bay, however, is the dead body of a beautiful young woman.

When days pass and not even the police can ID the corpse, Allie takes it upon herself to learn the truth about what happened. Her investigation leads her all the way from the local piers to the secluded estates of Mystic Bay’s posh elite. But how can she crack this case when everyone seems dead-set on keeping their secrets beneath the surface?

Finger-licking delicious, Shari Randall's Against the Claw is the second in the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack series.

“Suspenseful and entertaining—left me longing to visit the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack!”

—Donna Andrews on Curses, Boiled Again!

“Delightful…Full of New England coastal charm…and clever sleuthing [that] will keep you turning the pages.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2018 5.00