You never know what’s beneath the surface.When Seattle native Tish Yearly finds herself fired and evicted all in one afternoon, she knows she’s in deep water. Unemployed and desperate, the 26 year old ex-actress heads for the one place she knows she’ll be welcome – the house of her cantankerous ex-CIA agent grandfather, Tobias Yearly, in the San Juan Islands. And when sheYou never know what’s beneath the surface.When Seattle native Tish Yearly finds herself fired and evicted all in one afternoon, she knows she’s in deep water. Unemployed and desperate, the 26 year old ex-actress heads for the one place she knows she’ll be welcome – the house of her cantankerous ex-CIA agent grandfather, Tobias Yearly, in the San Juan Islands. And when she discovers the strangled corpse of Tobias’s best friend, she knows she’s in over her head. Tish is thrown head-long into a mystery that pits her against a handsome but straight-laced Sheriff’s Deputy, a group of eccentric and clannish local residents, and a killer who knows the island far better than she does. Now Tish must swim against the current, depending on her nearly forgotten acting skills and her grandfather’s spy craft, to con a killer and keep them alive....
|Title||:||An Unseen Current|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||254 Pages|
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An Unseen Current Reviews
When Tish Yearly is fired from her job after telling her boss exactly what she thought of him, she gathers her belongings and heads home only to find that her landlord is in the process of changing locks on the door. Handing her an eviction notice, he informs that rent has not been paid for three months and she and her cousin with whom she shared the apartment were being evicted. She manages to get him to let her go in to collect her things, but when she soon finds that just about everything of value is gone and just some clothes are left. Grabbing what was left, she loads it in her car and wonders what next? Calling her mother to see if she can stay with her, she finds that he mother has just moved in with a new boy friend and it would be very inconvenient. At wits end she decides to call her grandfather out n the San Juans and soon is on her way to the small island community. The death of her uncle's neighbor and good friend plunges into a murder investigation as she gets settled in with her Uncle. Nice read in the light vein.
I'm not a mystery fan but I truly enjoyed this one! Set in the incredible San Juan Islands, this is a wonderful story of an unemployed actress and her grandad solving a murder. Definitely fun-so this is what they mean by a "cozy" mystery! :)
Patricia "Tish" Yearly has left behind the excitement of LA life & near stardom for a more predictable living in her hometown of Seattle. However, life circumstances and her sharp wit, won't allow her to slip into a banal existence, and place her directly on a collision course leading to confrontations with past demons, a murderous madman, all wrapped up with a bit of romance and some family drama. Set in the small San Juan Island towns off the coast of Western Washington, the intense beauty of the scenery is matched by the loyal fondness (or feuds) between residents on the island. With a cast of characters that includes a construction crew entirely made up of men named "Tim," this novel is equal parts thriller and thrill.At the heart of the novel is a friendship between Tobias Yearly, Tish's granddad, and Reginald Stokely, his neighbor. Tish and Tobias rekindle their relationship while trying to sort through the many islander characters in Reginald's life that may have wanted him dead. Could it be the local bake-off champion who swears that Reginald sabotaged her pineapple cake in last year's competition? Could it be a local land developer set on purchasing his land to build an island resort? Could it be his son, Reggie Jr., who was looking to cash in on the development deal? Could it be Tobias, himself, after an argument they had over dinner the night Reginald died? The police are working against them. Tish is the only one who can bring Reginald's killer to justice, but her LA acting abilities may not be a match for a murderer.
An Unseen Current by Bethany Maines is an entertaining mystery. The main character, Tish Yearly, together with her elderly ex-CIA grandfather, Tobias are quickly thrown into the middle of a murder mystery following the death of her grandfather’s best friend. The book is set on one of the San Juan Islands with an interesting mix of residents, including a ‘stuffed shirt’ Sheriff’s Deputy, who know the island and each individual’s idiosyncrasies far better than Tish. In true cozy mystery style, a romance starts to bloom adding to the intrigue. Tish learns she must swim against the currents to bring forth the killer, solve several mysteries and to save herself.It is difficult to stop reading the book once you start. If you appreciate a fascinating, cleverly plotted, entertaining mystery with numerous twists and turns, making it a delightful read, this book is for you. I’m looking forward to reading of Tish’s adventures as she acclimates to Island living. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author to provide an unbiased review. That did not affect my ability to write and post an honest review.
I almost put this aside after the first chapter, and I'm glad that I didn't. It is a fun light mystery that picks up when it moves from Seattle to one of my favorite places, Orcas Island. The relationship between the two main characters is charming. Maines did a nice job of fleshing out the people and keeping the action moving. I think we have the first of a series and I, for one, would read the next. The best part for me is the setting since I have good friends I visit on Orcas and a good friend who live in Olga. I spend as much time as possible leaving my home Beillingham, heading to Anacortes, and taking the ferry through the San Juans. It was fun to do it vicariously and to imagine all the places in the book. But, the story does transcend the setting and involves the reader.
Local Northwest author and setting, Orcas Island is the locale for this mystery. Tish Yearly arrives on the island to live with her grandfather while she finds a new job and a new apartment. She lost both on the same day, so she arrives on Orcas as a last resort. When she discovers the body of her grandfather's best friend, she is thrust into the role of detective as her grandfather is a prime suspect. Tish's past career as an actress comes in handy as she works with a handsome detective to sort out the various suspects. The author has a problem with overuse of commas, which I found distracting.
A charming and clever romp, An Unseen Current is an entertaining mystery. Tish Yearly is a humorous and headstrong main character that keeps this most recent Bethany Maines book moving. Action-filled and supported by a diverse and interesting cast of characters, readers will go right along with Tish as she finds herself unemployed and escaping her current predicament by visiting her grandfather in Washington state. What Tish doesn’t count on is getting caught up in mayhem and murder when her grandfather’s best friend is killed. The capable heroine prevails in many ways (no giveaways here) and Maine complements her story and protagonist with a fitting romantic resolve at the end.
Trish Yearly has the worst day of her life when she is evicted and fired on the same day, and her mother refuses to let her come and stay. So Trish does the next best thing, and goes to her grandfather Tobias' place. There she finds out that Tobias used to be a CIA Agent and then finds his best friend dead. Since there's nowhere else to go but up, Trish and her grandfather start investigating. I loved this book. There were quirky characters, including a hunky, but straight-laced deputy and a real feel for the San Juan Islands.
2.5 stars. This was a fun guilty pleasure, but the family drama at the end felt silly, and the main character, in one decision, was left looking really shallow and a bit hypocritical (which could have been saved with even a little bit of thoughtfulness about what she was doing).