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Aground on St. Thomas

(Mystery in the Islands #3)

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The tropical paradise of St. Thomas is shut down as the FBI seizes control of the island to apprehend government officials on bribery charges. Tourists and locals are stranded until FBI agent Gabe “Friday” Stein can find the missing governor and two senators who have eluded capture.

Innocent of any crime, Senator Julia Sanchez can only escape wrongful arrest with the help o
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Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Berkley
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Debbie Lester
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rebecca M. Hale continues her Mystery in the Islands series with her latest effort, Aground on St. Thomas. St. Thomas is the setting of this atypical cozy mystery featuring a fictitious government take over due to political corruption. Hale isn't your usual cozy writer and her unique blend of history and mystery always proves for an exciting read. The island locale is fun and inviting and will have readers wishing for a Mai Tai or Pina Colada instead of their customary cup of joe. A good book to ...more
Pdamon
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now that I have read all three books in this VI series, I can see the clever way the author wove each story to reflect the individual island. Adrift on St John is full of beauty, history, and mystery. Afoot on St Croix depicts the island's crumbling facade, full of deception and local legend. St Thomas showcases it's crazy political intrigues.

Three things about St Thomas: yes, even the taxi drivers have plenty of political opinions and will share them all and sundry; the hustlers on Coki Beach w
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Aground on St. Thomas is the third book in the series, and truly ties into the first and second ones.

The chapters are short and well titled. The story begins with locations and introductions to the main characters, while the action threads throughout the tale. If you are not familiar with the style of writing it may at first seem a bit confusing, however, if you will hang in there you will be delighted at the ending.

The tale opens with the U.S. government (FBI) closing down the Capital city of S
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Nick Duretta
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Given the cover art, I was expecting a light Caribbean mystery. This was a bit darker--not a bad thing; it had an interesting premise that shifted in perspective nicely depending on which of the many characters (all fascinatingly rendered) it was focusing on. But there wasn't any main protagonist on which to focus, and this left me a bit adrift. I wanted to know more about the governor and especially about the lady author (who isn't given a name -- is is Rebecca Hale herself?). The resolution co ...more
Nikki Mcelman-doucette
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hale's best book so far. By a long shot.
Debbie
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
"Aground on St. Thomas" is a suspense novel set in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the third book in the series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, but there appears to be an underlying story that continues through the series. The plot and outcome of the previous novel was also "spoiled" in this one.

The idea behind the story and the action was intriguing. However, there wasn't much mystery to it for the reader since we get POV thoughts and motives from all the ma
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Joannjohnson
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just love Rebecca Hale's style of writing. She weaves a variety of characters by devoting specific chapters to them and somehow ties in all their roles at the end. She also includes our own imaginations to figure out some of the more vague plots. I love her "How to. kill a Cat" series as well as her newest Caribbean novels! Such fun reads!
Harvee
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5/5 rating.

Interesting, unusual. I'd recommend it for a light read that takes you to the island setting and its atmosphere.

Full review: http://bookdilettante.blogspot.com/20...
Gloria
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
OK, if I'm on Chapter 20 and still haven't figured out whether the book is mystery or humor, I think it's time to hang it up....not finishing.
Jill
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series by Ms. Hale. The reader must pay attention to every little word for there is a clue there and you might miss it.
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NY Times bestselling author Rebecca M. Hale lives in Western Colorado with her feline writing associates - when she’s not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.

Other books in the series

Mystery in the Islands (3 books)
  • Adrift on St. John (Mystery in the Islands, #1)
  • Afoot on St. Croix (Mystery in the Islands #2)