Blurb: Ellie Avery planned a perfect family getaway: fun in the sun on Florida's Gulf Coast, with a side visit to the eBay vendor who'd mistakenly sent her the wrong handbag. But what should have been a simple exchange turns into a fatal transaction when Ellie discovers Angela495 floating face-down in her pool.
With some savvy snooping, Ellie learns that Angela's dangerous double life included blackmail, compromising photos, and a scandalous secret that threatens a local celeb. When a kidnapping shatters her family's safety, Ellie leaves the white sands behind to face down a killer whose warm Southern charm masks a cold, cold heart.
My Review: Ellie's Gulf Coast vacation is supposed to be nothing but sand, sun, and time with extended family, particularly her brother Ben. An added bonus is the chance to connect with online friend/boutique owner Angela, who sent her the wrong designer bag following their most recent auction transaction. What could go wrong? Plenty. First Ellie finds Angela dead in her pool, and then discovers that the knock off bag in her possession contains a memory card with photos of a celebrity engaged in scandalous behavior. Then Ben is kidnapped and thus begins a race against time for Ellie to meet the demands to ensure his safe return.
I loved spending time once again with Ellie and her sweet family, and especially enjoyed getting to knew brother Ben better. The digital organization tips at the end of each chapter were very helpful and I discovered many things I need to do in order to organize my own online world.
While reading this book I felt like I was watching an action movie: heart pounding, hands sweating. Get ready for a roller coaster of a ride!
I received a copy of this book from the author with the request for a review.