Snowed In with Murder

An Otter Lake Mystery, #3

“Snowed in with murder” written by Auralee Wallace is a good book that is part of a series called the “Otter Lake” mystery. The story is funny. The characters get into trouble in the most unusual ways. The characters were a joy to read to about. I found that each of the characters had something to add to the story to make it great. I think Freddie’s character was the best. We met in a conversation with Erica the main character in the story. She is on the phone with Freddie doing her best to get where he is in her home town. He was one of those people who meaning everything to you but can only take in small doses or you would go crazy type of person!!

Erica was a good character too!! It seemed she had a definite goal heading home to a certain sexy man!!! Her plan did not include a crazy bunch of people taking over her mother’s earthy resort. I felt as if it was reading a story within another a story or who did kind of deal that you see in a dinner theater!! The reality tv show that showed up at mother’s resort was a bunch of crazy people for sure. The characters seemed to be loud and all about themselves. I remember a couple of individuals growing up that would fit the bill of this reality show.

Things get a bit crazy with the bad weather and a villain on the loose! I kept turning the pages to see if someone else bad was going to happen or the bad guy would be discovered. I wanted to know if Erica and Grady would ever hook up.

It took me some time to get into the book. I reread the beginning of the story several times to understand what was going on in the story. I was trying to capture the flow of the story. The scenes within the story with various characters seemed to just change a not a lot of build to what was coming next. I liked the cover of the story a lot. I am giving the story 4 stars

Book Blurb for Snowed In with Murder

There’s no retreat and no surrender when Erica Bloom finds herself stuck in a snow storm with a stone-cold killer. . .

Erica has returned to Otter Lake, New Hampshire, to rekindle her romance with Sheriff Grady Forrester at her mom’s island retreat, currently closed for the off season. Just ahead of a rapidly advancing storm front, Erica arrives to discover Mom has rented the lodge to a reality TV show. They’re filming the wealthy but awful Boatright brood, who’ve been summoned here by their patriarch because so he says one of them wants to kill him.


Great television, terrible timing. Not only are Erica’s romantic hopes snuffed out like a candle flame, the nasty Nor’easter just became a superstorm…and no one is getting off the island ’til it blows over. When the power fails, it’s lights out for the patriarch. Now, marooned with a murdered millionaire and his feuding family, it’s up to Erica to take the killer by storm and get back to the business of reuniting with Grady until death do they part!

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2017 4.00