Monday, March 21, 2016
North of Boston, by Elisabeth Elo
This was an early reviewer book that I found in a Little Free Library almost a year ago. I have no idea who left it there, or whether it was a fellow LibraryThing reader or not. A paperback in good condition.
It was an exciting book, and I enjoyed it, but I would have enjoyed it more without the strong language and occasional "adult" situations.
It begins a few days after the seemingly miraculous and medically unexplainable survival of the protagonist, Pirio Kasparov, in near freezing ocean water for hours after a shipwreck. Pirio sets about sleuthing the circumstances of the wreck, interrupted by her duty to her country in allowing herself to be tested at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Panama City, Florida.
One of the challenges to her detective work is determining who is friend and who is foe. Is a former boyfriend, an old flame, on her side or against her? What about the shady stranger who can't tell the truth about why he attended the funeral and wake for Pirio's partner at sea who died in the collision?
Suspense builds as Pirio is kidnapped, and it looks like the end is near.