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No Wake Zone (Marley Clark Mysteries #2)

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A murderer taps exotic biotech know-how to kill a billionaire and a passel of his heirs. Does greed fuel the killing spree or is it something more sinister? Visiting her crusty 79-year-old aunt in northern Iowa, Marley Clark tries to save a billionaire when he tumbles from an excursion boat captained by Marley's cousin. But the victim-founder of a biotech empire-is dead be...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 6th 2012 by L&L Dreamspell
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Jun 12, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery
Great Second Installment to the Series My review of "No Wake Zone" by Linda Lovely was published in Audiobook Monthly Magazine! Like Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto my review was featured in Volume 2 of this wonderful new magazine.And here is my review of "No Wake Zone":"In the nearer term, I think various developments in biotechnology and synthetic biology are quite disconcerting. We are gaining the ability to create designer pathogens, and there are these blueprints of various disease organi...more
Shayla Drumm
I had so much fun reading this book since it was set in the area where I grew up. I absolutely loved how the author used the local landmarks and restaurants in the story! When you live in the city, it is common to read about the chain stores or major highways in a book. But coming from a small town in Iowa, it is rare to read about a one-and-only restaurant (like Mrs. Lady's)in a novel. Having lived in Iowa for 18 years I could tell the author had spent a lot of time in Iowa as well by how she c...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Marissa
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

When I reviewed the Marley Clark Mystery #1, Dear Killer, I was impressed with Linda Lovely’s writing and with the fact that she chose as her heroine a 52-year old retired Army colonel. Most writers take a character of this age and have them pining for a simple and cozy love, spending the evening watching television and being happy with a peck on the cheek. Not Lovely. She has made Marley true-...more
Vicki Gooding
It was a bit hard to get into at first. The book did turn out to be very exciting. The language at times and the lusty thoughts of romance at times tried to take away from the story line. The best part of the book was her knowledge and feel for this little IA community not far from the northern lakes region. I very much enjoyed the fact that this former military intelligence offer was able to reclaim a friendship from her youth, and be there for the woman, now wealthy by the death of her newly m...more
Llona Cunningham
No trouble getting started here -- retired military Marley was a delightful character in 'Dear Killer', so it was great to join her again in her 'No Wake Zone' adventure. Her approach to everything is both believable and logical, especially when dealing with members of her own family, and the almost forgotten long-ago college friend at the center of the murder investigation. I did get worn down in the last 15% of the story when it felt a little like running in circles. I was ready for it to end...more
It took me awhile to 'get into' this author's storyline. I didn't appreciate the profanity.
That distracted me a lot. At least the sex scenes were done tastefully and eliminated unnecessary detail - which was appreciated.
After a few chapters the story became better and kept the suspense until the very end.
The mystery took some interesting twists and there was light romance and light humor woven into it.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and appreciate the opportunity to read and review the...more
Wendy Delaney
If you're looking for a compelling mystery with an intelligent female sleuth, No Wake Zone doesn't disappoint. Really, how can you not love a woman who wishes she had her Glock instead of a platter of tricked-out wieners? :) Chock-full with interesting, well-crafted secondary characters (loved May!), sparkling dialogue, and a wonderfully rich Iowa setting, No Wake Zone is a fabulously entertaining and suspenseful thrillride with twists and turns that will keep you guessing whodunit right to the...more
Norma Huss
I love a book with a boat on the cover! Plus, it even started on the boat. Marley, ex military officer, is helping out her cousin on the tour boat when someone falls into the water. Marley tries to save him, but he's dead-killed before he fell. He's the bridegroom on the post-wedding party boat, and his new wife is Marley's friend. She has all kinds of reasons to be involved from her cousin's boat to her friendship. And, involved she is as the body count climbs.

Great suspense, wonderful plot, a...more
Fantastic book. It starts off with Marley helping out her cousin on his boat as a waitress and she dives off the boat to save the man who fell overboard. Turns out that man was the groom, Jake, who had just married one of her friends, Darlene, a week prior and this cruise was a wedding reception. Also he was dead before he hit the water. Who would want to kill the groom, who also just happened to be filthy rich? Can Marley help her old friend Darlene or did Darlene have a motive for killing Jake...more
The bodies stack up in this mystery full of evil. One hopes to meet these characters again in a future outing.
Chi Dubinski
Fifty-something Marley Clark is a retired military intelligence officer now working part time in security. When she helps out waitressing on an excursion boat in Spirit Lake, Iowa, a billionaire falls overboard and she’s the one to dive in, hoping to rescue him. But it’s too late, and Marley finds herself helping the widow, an old school friend, to discover who wanted her husband dead. Marley is a capable, strong character with an interesting background—I’ll be reading others in this series.
Carla Latham
I received this book in the Goodreads book giveaway.

This was a great book to read. I really liked the characters and the descriptions of everything from the characters to the scenery. I have never been to Iowa but after reading this book, I feel like I have a good idea of what it would be like to visit there.

This was a good book- I didn't get a chance to read the first one but it was still easy to get into and easy to follow. I received this book from GoodReads first reads.
BJ King
Loved the continuing exploits of Marley. The suspense kept you turning pages! Anxiously awaiting the next book with Marley.
Slow to start but good read once you get into it.
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A native of Iowa, Linda has called the South home for more than thirty years. She lives with her husband beside a peaceful South Carolina lake, where she regularly perturbs the geese and one honking big turtle by jumping off her dock for a swim or pedaling (yes, pedaling not paddling) her kayak.

Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers...more
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