Welcome to my tour stop for Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley! This is book three in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and released March 29th, 2016.
The tour runs April 4-15 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she’s headed for rough waters…
Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover the King of the Hook event for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine. Before the competition gets under way, Meg has a chance to try some windsurfing on her own. But when the current sweeps her downriver, she spots a body snagged on the rocks. The dead man is Justin Cruise, aka Cruise Control, a celebrity windsurfer and not exactly a nice guy. It’s soon clear his death was no accident, and Cruise had no shortage of enemies. As Meg dives right in to discover who wiped out the windsurfer, she’ll need to keep her balance–or she too may get blown away.
Praise For Scene Of The Climb
“A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.” –Library Journal
“A fun, terrific adventure.” —Suspense Magazine
Includes Adventure Guides!
My favorite thing about Silence in the Surf was that for a cozy mystery it read more like a fun adventure, road-tripping with your friends kind of book. Everything about this book was extremely easy going and the pace makes the story a page turner.
Meg reminds me a lot of a Veronica Mars type character. She’s incredibly spunky, yet as a young twenty-something woman her curious nature and tenacity brings her to make some decisions that may not be the smartest but are definitely adventurous. Though, despite some of her actions that made me question her, she’s an incredibly likable character. She reminds me a lot of a few of how my friends and I acted in our early twenties (albeit I’m barely on the other side of that fine line). She can be quick to be immature and brush off the responsibilities of adulthood and the fact that she has an amazing job.
While I did really enjoy this book, it didn’t feel like much of a mystery to me. I was completely interested in the overlying plot of the book, but found myself really more interested in Meg’s interaction with her friends and her Gam, who is probably the most pleasant character in the entire book. Dyer-Seeley is a great writer, her descriptions of the Pacific Northwest and the different types of people that reside there made me YEARN for a vacation.
About the Author:
Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing. The first book in the series, Scene of the Climb, features the rugged landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.
Her work has appeared in a variety of regional and international publications including: The Columbian, The Vancouver Voice, Seattle Backpacker, Portland Family Magazine, and Climbing Magazine.
Kate lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.