This isn't the first time Sabrina has seen a dead body, and the island police are well aware of that. Thanks to her checkered history, not to mention the fact that she was the last person who saw Carter alive and far from entirely clothed, she finds herself marked as the prime suspect.
The U.S. Virgin Islands may be the sort of place where even defense attorneys wear flip-flops, but the laid-back life is over for Sabrina unless she can clear her name. So, she sets out to solve the crime, only to find herself caught in a tidal wave of adultery, kidnapping, identity fraud and murder in No Virgin Island, C. Michele Dorsey's outstanding mystery debut.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-08
- Reviewer: Staff
Dorsey’s fun first novel introduces Sabrina Salter, who runs Ten Villas, an upscale home rental business on St. John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she has sought refuge after an unfortunate experience involving the police on Nantucket. Sabrina’s discovery of a renter lying dead in a hammock by the Villa Mascarpone’s pool, however, brings her unwelcome media attention. Since the members of the local constabulary already dislike Sabrina, she gets top billing as a murder suspect. Another possible culprit is Rory Eagan, the drunken bum husband of Sabrina’s friend Mara Bennett, a devoted stepmother to Rory’s twin teens, Kelly and Liam. Just when things couldn’t get any weirder, new renters reject a lavish upgrade and insist on staying in the Villa Mascarpone near Mara. The nonchalant treatment of Kelly’s relationship with the overage pool guy is the one negative aspect of this book, but readers will look forward to Sabrina’s future adventures. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary Agency. (Aug.)