A Murder’s Slippery Slide…
Poppy Legend’s forty and feeling fabulous. Her family’s new business is thriving, her gig aboard a luxury cruise ship, the Journee, is sailing along, and her love life…that’s becoming very ooh-la-la, with men coming out of the woodwork wanting a date. Including the man who tore Poppy’s heart out, though she can’t have a conversation with him without turning green around the gills.
But there’s a killer on a fishing expedition.
Welcome to the Braggadocious Big Fish Competition, a multi-day fishermen’s extravaganza hosted aboard the Journee. Anglers full of tangled secrets compete for everything from bragging rights to salvation; all with eyes on the grand prize of one million dollars.
A few days into the tournament, Poppy stumbles across the deadliest catch ever – a corpse left behind by a bloodthirsty scoundrel. Somebody is playing a lethal game of fish or cut bait…the keyword being cut and bait being anyone in the killer’s way.
If Poppy doesn’t flesh out the bad guy before the contest ends in a few days, the cruise line might go under and her family’s livelihood with it.
Like it or not, she’s on the case. But the murderer is busy chumming the waters and scattering a trail of red herrings to keep Poppy off the scent just long enough to escape.
Will Poppy’s net catch a fishy fiend in time, or will she end up dearly departed and dangling from a predator’s hook?