A Forgotten Coast
Dawn Lee McKenna
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
Being a police detective is a tough job. It's exacerbated when you perform the work in a small seaside town where everyone knows each other.
Maggie is the homicide investigator in Apalachicola on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and someone she knew since childhood was found dead on the sandy beach of St. George Island. The story that follows goes into the victim’s life and that of Maggie.
Her family and his are on the opposite side of the law. The background, settings and colorful scenes are laid out nicely and enhance the story.
Some suspenseful events are thrilling and interwoven into Maggie’s police duties leading to an unexpected ending. The incidents traumatically affect her and are a precursor to Book Two.
Dawn Lee McKeena did an excellent job in setting up the novel for the reader to want to read more about Maggie’s life as a detective. There is no conclusion. You’re left with, “What’s next?” and you click and buy Book Two.