Sunday, May 29, 2011

Death by Honeymoon (Book #1 in the Caribbean Murder Series) by Jaden Skye

Death by Honeymoon (Book #1 in the Caribbean Murder Series)Imagine getting married to the man of your dreams, traveling to Barbados for your honeymoon, surfing and enjoying the beach by day, making love all night, and somewhere in that first week, your new husband is murdered. This is what happens to Cindy. Someone kills her husband Clint in Barbados. The authorities say it was an accident, blame it on a riptide, but Cindy suspects it was foul play.

So, who wanted her husband dead? She heads back to the States and begins to suspect her in-laws-from-Hell. They want the insurance money, resented her from the get-go, and are trying to blame his death on her. As Cindy digs into her dead husband's computer and hard files, however, she realizes Clint didn't tell her everything, especially regarding his work..

When her sister almost ends up dead, Cindy goes to the authorities and after at first being told she is paranoid, an FBI agent finally takes her seriously and she must travel back to Barbados to get some answers where she meets a brick wall at every turn.

This is a mystery so I'm not going to reveal anything more about the plot. The story was quick, light, and not a door stop. However, it could have used more details. I love stories that are "to the point," but this one was a tad too much "to the point." I found myself scratching my head at times.. Example: You cant' just hop a flight, land in Barbados, and get your bags, can you? I'm thinking there's a thing called "customs.." Nevertheless, a good read, but at times, too quick and pit pat and not detailed enough. I also, for some reason, expected more of the book to take place in the Caribbean, but discovered most of it takes place in the States. 

Four stars and I received this in ebook format from the author.


  1. Yes, in Barbados, we do have such a thing as Customs and Immigration. Also, the authorities wouldn't easily dismiss a murder claim.

  2. That's what I thought. LOL. I get that the author didn't want to bog the book down with unnecessary details, but some things just have to be there in order to make the story realistic. In this case, I'm sorry to say that the Barbados authorities were not cooperative.. except for one man.