by Kathi Daley


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Tj Jensen’s life is thrown into turmoil when a good friend turns up missing after a serious auto accident. Not only is the driver of the vehicle, Gina Roberts, nowhere to be found, but she’s the prime suspect in the murder of her passenger, Striker Bristow.

He didn’t die from injuries relating to the accident. He was shot in the back.

With Roy out of town and Kate running the show, Tj finds herself again excluded from the official investigation. She knows it would be wise not to anger the new deputy, who seems to be looking for a reason to have her arrested, but Tj knows that time is of the essence and the stakes are high.

She enlists the help of her friends to accomplish the impossible and find the woman who seems to have simply disappeared.

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BEACHES IN PARADISE by Kathi Daley | A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you’ll probably love them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635113808
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Tj Jensen Mystery Series , #9
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Beaches in Paradise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
I’ve read and enjoyed this series from the beginning. With this new book, “Beaches in Paradise”, Kathi Daley has come up with an interesting and fun mystery (actually, two for the price of one, which kept me guessing pretty much until the end.) While I enjoyed solving the mysteries along with TJ, I felt like her relationship to Gina (one of the victims) was stretched pretty far to justify her involvement in solving the crime. Also, something I have problems with in a mystery, is a sleuth who steps too far into an investigation to the point of removing clues one step ahead of the police arriving, and somehow justifying the hampering of a legal investigation. TJ does this more than once in this story. She’s actually called out on both of these issues but finds a way to deflect her friends and families concerns. Not so much for me as a reader. However, these are two small issues but ones that I think the author might want to be aware of as she writes further stories in this series. The story involves a murder and a missing person. TJ and her boyfriend Kyle are interrupted by both as they seek to spend their first weekend together and their personal plans get set aside. There are a lot of clues and red-herrings. Old friends show up and new friends are made. It is a good story, even with its issues, and one that makes me happy to look forward to the next installment in the series. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 9th book in the TJ Jensen mystery series and doesn't disappoint. It keeps you interested and turning the pages to see what happens next. There is an auto accident with a dead body in the car and TJ's good friend Gina is missing. So amateur sleuth TJ and her boyfriend Kyle try to figure out what happened and where Gina is even though she is told to stay out of it. The plot is very well written with lots of twists just when you think you might have it figured out. It has great characters, lots of family and friends with a just a little romance. It's an enjoyable beach read.
TarynLee More than 1 year ago
TJ is looking forward to some alone time with boyfriend Kyle, her sisters are off on a camping trip with friends and her father has gone to get some physical therapy from the accident that he is still recovering from. While at a gathering for teachers TJ is questioned about a friend and learns that she is missing and a man was found shot in her car. With the help of Kyle she decides to investigate and figure out just what happened and hopes to find her friend along the way. Her favorite cop Roy is out of town so she knows that she has to be careful and can't let the newest member of the force know that she is looking into things. No one cared for the dead man, he was trying to build a strip mall in the area and most people weren't happy about it, but why kidnap her friend? As TJ gets further into the investigation she learns her friend was working with the man, she had a half brother TJ had never heard of, and that she had some hidden secrets on her laptop. Nothing makes sense to her and she begins to wonder how well she knows her friend. Follow along as TJ and Kyle sneak into a house, break into a computer store, and go to the scene of the crime in hopes of finding some much needed answers into what really happened and why. As always the author delivers a fun whodunit that will have you looking at everyone and jumping from suspect to suspect.
Chatting-About-Cozies More than 1 year ago
“Beaches In Paradise” moves quickly and has one surprise after another as far as plot twists! T.J. Jensen and her boyfriend, Kyle Donovan, work together closely to locate a missing woman plus figure out who she’s been secretly working for and what’s in the encrypted file on her computer that even software expert/hacker Kyle can’t even break into. Then, there’s the question of why a dead man was found in her car? This mystery is first rate with a lot of suspects roaming around Paradise Lake. I like T.J.’s family, and I like that she and Kyle are growing closer—they make a great couple. Pet lovers will enjoy the animals in the story. I reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and Henery Press. Thank you.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
BEACHES IN PARADISE by Kathi Daley a Tj. Jensen mystery Camp fire party with Kyle and Tj , when asked of where was Gina the math teacher, a murder has happened. Kathi’s books get to the plot line from the beginning. Being this is the ninth in the series, we once again have family and friends to meet up with again. A list of suspects, give this a lot of twists and turns to the plot, and keeps you guessing to the end. Plot flows, for easy enjoyment. Can be read as a stand alone. Given ARC by Net Galley and Henery Publisher for my voluntary review and my honest option.
WisReader More than 1 year ago
I was excited to return to Paradise Lake and visit with TJ and family. Another festival is starting, but since TJ's dad, Mike, was in an accident, the resort isn't as actively involved this year. That leaves time for TJ to move around town more and focus on her social (OK love) life. She and long time on again off again Hunter are no longer on which opened the door for feelings to be explored between TJ and best friend Kyle. While the feelings are mutual and gaining ground, life keeps getting between any "alone time." Just as they hope to move their relationship to the next, more intimate level, a life or death situation occurs that TJ can not ignore. This is a clean read with equal parts, mystery, romance and loyalty for friends and family. The suspect list is smaller than in some cozies but that doesn't mean the mystery is easier to figure out. While this story is a continuation of earlier books in the series, all in filled in as we read so you won't be lost.
Peggy Hyndman More than 1 year ago
A Missing Friend Beaches in Paradise is the ninth book in Kathi Daley’s Tj Jensen Mystery series and is an excellent read. Ms. Daley is an amazing author who captures her reader’s attention with intriguing mysteries, well-plotted storylines, and three-dimensional characters. There are twists and turns and a long list of potential suspects to keep the reader engaged. The characters are well developed and the story flows along at a steady pace. Even though a murder occurs in this book, there is still a lot of focus on family, friends, and community. While this book is part of a series, Ms. Daley provides sufficient character background so that it can be read as a standalone. This cozy series has become one of my favorites, and I'm looking forward to the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading well-crafted cozy mysteries. Tj Jensen is a coach and physical education teacher at Serenity High School, lives and works part-time at her family’s lakeside resort, Maggie’s Hideaway, and is raising her two half-sisters, Ashley and Gracie. Tj’s been busy preparing for the upcoming Summer Festival at Paradise Lake and looking forward to spending a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Kyle Donovan. She’s arranged for a reduced work schedule and her best friend Jenna Elston, is taking her daughters, Ashley, and Gracie camping. While attending a bonfire Serenity High School sponsors for the staff before each school year begins, Deputy Kate Baldwin, who’s trying to locate Gina Roberts for questioning in the murder of Striker Bristow, one of the high school’s math teachers, approaches Tj and Kyle. Tj tells Deputy Baldwin she hasn’t seen Gina at the bonfire, but was expecting her to attend. Deputy Baldwin, a new hire at the Serenity Sheriff’s Department, is the polar opposite of her partner, Deputy Roy Fisher. Tj has helped him on previous investigations, but Deputy Baldwin has no use for amateur sleuths and tells TJ she will arrest her for hindering an investigation if she finds out she’s nosing around in her case. When TJ learns her friend is missing and possibly injured, she teams up with family members and friends to find Gina and quietly look into Striker’s death. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.