Skinny Dipping with Murder

An Otter Lake Mystery, #1

There is no doubt about it, Skinny Dipping with Murder is a fun book. Otter Lake is the perfect setting for a mystery. All of us have a little Erica Bloom in us. She is a wonderful main character who has a past, and a family, that she's never quite come to terms with. This story has everything a reader could want- murder, mystery, a love interest, small town, and a flamboyant best friend on the side. I loved the secondary characters almost as much as the main one. I could see this turning into a series. Please, Auralee Wallace, make these characters come alive in another adventure. The giant raspberry is hilarious, because it's true! So many small town festivals in the south celebrate food. This one won't take long to read because the journey is gripping.

Book Blurb for Skinny Dipping with Murder

Welcome to Otter Lake, where the relaxing, restorative atmosphere is to die for.

Erica Bloom is in no rush to return to Otter Lake, the site of her mother's spiritual retreat for women. Erica met her inner goddess years ago and she's happy to have forged a new identity on her own, thank you very much. But her new-age-y, well-meaning mother is losing her grip on the business, and needs Erica's help. So she heads back to her New Hampshire hometown, where nothing much has changed-except for maybe the body in the well...


When Erica was a teenager, she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near-naked in Otter Lake's annual Raspberry Social. The incident was humiliating, but it wasn't like anyone got killed-until now. Those who were behind that long-ago prank are starting to turn up dead, and Erica's appearance in town makes her a prime suspect. To make matters worse, the town sheriff just happens to be Erica's old nemesis, Grady Forrester...who also happens to be hotter than ever. Can Erica find a way to dig up the truth-before someone digs her grave?

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 4.50