Skinny Dipping with Murder

Skinny Dipping with Murder

Auralee Wallace / Jun 03, 2020

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 in

  • Title: Skinny Dipping with Murder
  • Author: Auralee Wallace
  • ISBN: 9781250077776
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 businessWelcome 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 wellSKINNY DIPPING WITH MURDER 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 Forresterwho also happens to be hotter than ever Can Erica find a way to dig up the truth before someone digs her grave The first book in Auralee Wallace s Otter Lake Mystery series is a killer good time

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      • Auralee Wallace

        Auralee Wallace has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent When this semi natural blond mother of three children and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats isn t writing humorous novels about quirky characters, she can often be found watching soap operas with lurid fascination and warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard She can also be found on Twitter Facebook, and her blog auraleewallace.Auralee is represented by Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency.


    1. This is definitely a funny book that had me laughing out loud. I liked the characters and the situations, but the mystery wasn't as well-thought out as I would have liked. Having said that, I hope this is a continuing series. Lots of small town local color. I love funny cozy mysteries and this is one of them.Overall rating: stars.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. affairedecoeur.

    2. Erica Bloom, a court stenographer in Chicago, has returned to picturesque Otter Lake, NH; a "Mayberry RFD" town located on the water. Her flower child mother, Summer, owns a 30 acre island retreat where women come to find their inner goddess.Erica is reunited with several of her high school classmates after an 8 year absence. Unfortunately, time seems to have stood still for most of them as they still act as immature and irresponsible as they did as teenagers. Grady Forrester, the boy whom she h [...]

    3. Erica comes home 8 years after an embarrassing moment (that people still talk about) at the Raspberry Social. She ends up with a murder investigation that just might land her in jail. I'm going to add this to one of my favorite series list! Erica, Grady, and the rest of the gang had me laughing out loud with their antics. Freddie is fabulous with a capital F! And I'd love to see more of Tweety & Kit Kat. Lots of fun and laughs that kept me reading until late in the night. I'm looking forward [...]

    4. Awesome, fun read!! I loved the characters in this book, they were a crazy, group of people that make the story come alive. Erica has lots of great one-liners & there are some just plain laugh out loud moments. Hope there are more books with Erica Bloom,. Grady, her crazy mom, the elderly twins, her best friend, & the town of Otter Lake. " I was given a free copy of this book from NetGalley & St.Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review."

    5. 3.75 StarsA REVIEW BY ANG at PNR Book Lover ReviewsSkinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace is a cosy mystery .This story had me laughing and I enjoyed the characters. At times I couldn’t catch my breath I was giggling so much.I really liked the small town feel, SDWM reads fast and is a cute lazy Sunday or weekend read. Once you start it doesn’t take much time to read, with the twist and turns you will want to know who the killer is and go on this fun adventure with Erica. Erica has som [...]

    6. Erica Bloom is back in Otter Lake, her dysfunctional hometown. Ever since the ‘incident’ at the Raspberry Social, she’s tried very hard to avoid going home. Now that she’s back, even stranger things have started to happen…like a dead body floating in her mother’s well. Erica finds herself the prime suspect and enlists the help of old and new friends to help solve the crime before her time is up.My Review:First, let me say that I absolutely adored this book. Erica Bloom’s sarcastic [...]

    7. The title of this book is what drew me to it. Instantly I fell in love with this book from the humor to the eccentric characters like Kit Kat, Tweety, Freddie, Rhonda, and Grady to name a few. I knew that I was in for a fun, entertaining journey ride when I read the following line "Dickie Morrison dead.led by a weenie skewer." There was so many funny antics that Erica found herself in that I found myself carrying a smile on my face. In fact, a few times I had to stop reading to read a line or tw [...]

    8. This book did hold my attention but not like most books do. the storyline sorta felt choppy to me but I think this series has potential. I like the setting were the story takes place. I will read the next book that comes out.

    9. Best mystery ever! I read the entire book with a smile on my face. The book is super entertaining, really funny and very well written. The characters were unbelievably likeable. When does the second book come out? I need to return to Otter Lake!

    10. Erica felt like an outcast growing up in tiny Otter Lake, defending her new age-y mother from taunts. After an embarrassing experience, she fled to a quiet, dull, safe life in Chicago. Eight years later, she's home at her mother's demand, and the three boys, now men, responsible for her embarrassment (well, along with her hot temper) are dying, making Erica a suspect. And the sheriff now is the crush--who might have been part of that high school conspiracy--she's never been able to forget. So wi [...]

    11. Reviewed on Musings and Ramblings.I think all of us have some high school trauma that we just never get over. Whether it's a small embarrassing moment, or something on a grander scale, high school is the time when we are at our most awkward and our emotions are at their most volatile. It can leave a last impression. Ant that's just where this book has it's plot roots, in a teenage prank that left her the laughing-stock of the town.Erica Bloom hasn't been back to Otter Lake since she left, nearly [...]

    12. This was certainly a frenetic book. Frustrating at times, but mostly enjoyable.When Erica Bloom visits her hometown, Otter Lake, for the first time in eight years, she's not there because she wants to be back. Rather, her mother is perpetrating insurance fraud and she wants Erica to help. Never mind that Erica had a hideously embarrassing episode eight years ago. One that comes up even as the book opens. Then there is a death. And an attempted murder. And then the police department (one, a forme [...]

    13. This is a cozy mystery, with a complicated mother, daughter relationship and a past Erica Bloom wishes would disappear. She returns to Otter Lake to help her mother keep her new age retreat camp from closing. As soon as she get back to New Hampshire, men who tricked her 8 years ago start dying. The handsome sheriff remembered her stuck naked on the stage and thinks she's out for revenge. A good mystery with several possible killers that has you smiling at the subtle humor.

    14. A cast of zany characters, some interesting murders and attempted murders, an unusual spiritual retreat for women with issues, some very funny, laugh-out-loud scenes, and a potentially hot romance make this book an excellent beginning to a new series.

    15. This one had me laughingt as much as Stephanie Plum usually does, but there's definitely a nice shot of humor here. Enough to work with that I'll read the next onecially since it's set at Halloween!

    16. A flaky story coupled with annoying and unbelievable characters (Tommy, Dickie, and Harry?) made this book a very tedious read.

    17. Cute read. Would probably say it's more 3.5 stars. It was just the light read I needed after reading The Girls and cute enough to make me want to try others in the series.

    18. An island retreat and the small town Cooper, NH on the shore of Otter Lake are a wonderful setting for this mystery. Some crazy town folks guarantee for this story to become a wild ride. When Erica comes back home from Chicago to help her mother with a retreat she finds her former classmates still being the harebrained, foolish people she left behind. And the happenings at the Raspberry social which caused her to leave her hometown 8 years ago are still well remembered by the town residents.So w [...]

    19. Skinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace is An Otter Lake Mystery novel. Erica Bloom is returning home at her mother’s request. Her mother, Summer needs a favor to help save her business. Summer hosts retreats for women. The latest retreat is “Earth, Moon, and Stars” where women get in touch with a person’s inner goddess. Erica has not been home in eight years because she was the victim of a practical joke that left her feeling humiliated. The three “Fluffateers” were responsibl [...]

    20. Title: Skinny Dipping With Murder - Otter Lake Mystery 1 Author: Auralee Wallace Published: 3-1-2016 Publisher: St Martin's Press Pages: 316 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Women's Fiction ISBN: 9781250077776 ASIN: B013P2QX6O Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalleyRating: 4 1/2 Stars . Following a humiliating experience as a teenager at the Raspberry Social Erica Bloom left Otter Lake with no plans of ever returni [...]

    21. This debut has all the earmarks of the next 'big thing' in comic-mystery-romance genre a la Janet Evanovich and Elise Sax. There's snappy, often laugh-out-loud dialogue, brisk pacing, and excellent characterizations. The premise is engaging: Erica Bloom reluctantly returns to the small lakeside community she grew up in for one reason: to bail her mother out of a potential insurance fraud claim. Erica loves her mother, but she's also irritated, exasperated and just plain driven crazy by her as we [...]

    22. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.This is an absolutely delightful, fun cozy mystery.The protagonist, Erica Bloom, is wonderfully strong, flawed, and funny. She has been lured back to her hometown (which she fled not long after the infamous incident at the Raspberry Social) by her mother, who needs her to pretend to be a licensed psychologist at her women's retreat.When she stumbles o [...]

    23. This is a wonderful book that I couldn't put down until I finished. Erica left home after an incident that was quite embarrassing and left her humiliated at the town's Raspberry Social, an incident that hasn't stopped being town fodder. Reluctantly, Erica returns home to help her mother with her new age-y spiritual retreat for women. Things turn interesting when the people involved with Erica's embarrassing episode start turning up dead. With Erica in town, she becomes the prime suspect. Add to [...]

    24. Sexual Content: NoneLanguage (Profanity/Slang) Content: None/NegligibleViolent Content: MinimalGoing home could dredge up memories that are best kept un-dredged as far as Erica was concerned. To add insult to injury was coming home under false pretenses, finding a dead body (that of a jerky former classmate), being a suspect, and having a traitorous palpitating heart around high school crush, turned burning memory, turned Otter Lake Sheriff, Grady.That crush seems to never have really faded. The [...]

    25. Skinny Dipping with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery by Auralee Wallace was a laugh out loud fun cozy mystery.Erica Bloom is totally crazy and yet very likeable. She escaped Otter Lake after she was humiliatedby 3 pranksters 8 years ago at the Raspberry Social and has never wanted to come back. Now she has returned to help her mother save the island retreat that her mother owns. The secondary characters, Freddie, Rhonda, Grady, Kit Kat, and Tweety, were absolutely great. They made this story from b [...]

    26. This is a great book; this book is part of An Otter Lake Mystery series by Auralee Wallace. Erica Bloom grew up in Otter Lake, New Hampshire at her mother’s spiritual retreat. As a teenager she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near naked in Otter Lake’s annual Raspberry Social. She has had no plans to return to Otter Lake until mother asks for her help, how is losing her grip on the business. When the people who were behind her long ago prank start turning up dead since Erica’s [...]

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