Death By Beach Read by Eva Gates @dreamscapeaudio #review #audiobook #audiblebook #fiction


It’s spring in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Lucy and Connor have moved into their new home, at last, a historic cottage on the Nags Head Beach. Lucy is now happily immersed in her work at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, planning her wedding, and decorating the house. But then a dead body disrupts their peaceful new abode.

The first night Lucy’s alone in the house, with the company of Charles, the library cat, she hears sounds. While investigating, they see footsteps in the dust of the unfinished living room, and the door leading outside is open. Lucy’s reminded that the house is said to be haunted: forty years ago, the teenage daughter of the owners fled in the night, and never again stepped foot inside her family home.

The sounds have an all-too-human origin. One evening, Lucy and Connor find the dead body of a man in their kitchen. They soon realize he has a long-time connection to their house. Lucy’s forced to find out what happened all those years ago and why it’s threatening her happiness today.

Meanwhile, the Classic Novel Reading Club is reading The House of the Seven Gables by Nathanial Hawthorne, a book about another old house full of secrets. Can Lucy find parallels to her own situation in Hawthorne’s fiction before the killer strikes again?


Connor and Lucy have just moved into their new home. It’s an old house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And this house comes with a past. But, when the past meets the present, no one is safe!

This is not my usual genre. I am not much for cozy mysteries. But, I fell in love with the cover and the title!

The story is a sweet tale with a cute cat and a wonderful library…in a lighthouse…I mean…what’s not to love about that! Add in the house which was used by rum runners during the prohibition and you have a very enjoyable read.

Now, the characters are a bit simple. And I did not really picture Lucy and her fiancé, Connor, together. I did not feel too much chemistry between them. But, the setting is what really sold this book for me, Nags Head and the Outer Banks! Perfect! Also, the ghostly tale which is connected to the house definitely keeps the story moving!

I have not read the other books in this series and I did not feel lost at all. I may have to go back and pick up some of these cozy mysteries!

The narrator, Elise Arsenault, did a really good job! I will be looking out for her!

Need a quick, enjoyable story…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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