Christmas in Cave Creek: A Lucy Vaughn Mystery

Christmas in Cave Creek: A Lucy Vaughn Mystery, Book Two, penned by the adept Carolyn Fenzl, elegantly unfolds the intriguing tale of our protagonist, Lucy Vaughn. Embarking on a journey from Sacramento to her erstwhile abode, Cave Creek, to celebrate the festive season with her mother, Lucy is accompanied by her boyfriend, Thorne Martin. The plot thickens as Lucy and Thorne, having just reached Cave Creek, meet with an accident that proves to be a pivotal plot point. Miraculously unharmed, they grapple with the haunting uncertainty of what they had collided with. Could it be an unidentified creature dwelling in the quaint town of Cave Creek? With elements of mystery, romance, camaraderie, and familial ties elegantly woven into the narrative, prepare to embark on an enthralling journey of suspense and intrigue.

Lucy Vaughn, as the central character, is a delightful blend of strength and sweetness. Her endearing affinity for sweepstakes, coupled with the deep-seated love she harbors for her mother, boyfriend, and friends, enriches her character. The supporting characters are meticulously crafted, compelling you to eagerly turn each page. Thorne, Lucy’s charismatic companion, adds to the appeal. The pace of the narrative is adeptly managed, sustaining momentum throughout. The world-building is intriguingly executed, making for a captivating read. Cave Creek, the backdrop of the story, is described with such rich detail that it effortlessly transports you to the charming small town. The central mystery— identifying the entity that struck Lucy’s car— is well-constructed, keeping readers engrossed as they follow Lucy and Thorne’s investigative endeavors.

While it is challenging to critique such an impeccably woven narrative, the story could potentially benefit from the inclusion of a few more unexpected twists. This minor suggestion aside, the book stands as a near-flawless piece of writing.

Carolyn Fenzl’s storytelling prowess shines through in this riveting mystery novel, providing an immersive experience that effectively staves off monotony. I am enthusiastically looking forward to delving into the next installment in the series and eagerly anticipate more enthralling tales from this talented author!

Pages: 258 | ASIN: B0B6KH3D5V

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Posted on May 17, 2023, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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