"Campfire Secrets" An Island Reunion Trilogy By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of this book, and a link to purchase it.

Campfire Secrets is the third and final book in Kathi Daley’s Island Reunion Trilogy. The story is a continuation of Summerhouse Reunion and Topsail Sundays which introduced characters, set up the mystery, and slowly reveal clues to the cold case mystery of several missing persons. It is not written as a traditional standalone like many of Kathi’s series; it is highly recommended readers start at the beginning.

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Island Reunion
Kelly Green reluctantly accepted an invitation from Carrie Davidson, long-time friend, for an overdue reunion with the four remaining members of the self-proclaimed Summer Six. She wasn’t sure what emotions would be dredged up, but she decided to take a chance. The summer is also the twenty-fifth anniversary of the disappearance of their friend Peggy Amundson, but staying in the summerhouse, the same one Kelly’s family used to own, the one where she and twin sister Kayla dreamed, delighted, and even argued like all sisters do, causes many memories to reach the surface. Kayla, who, after a year-long coma, the result of a tragic car accident, was recently removed from life-support, and Kelly is hoping these few weeks will provide good times, friendship renewals, and a way to move on. Along with enjoying surf and sailing, supporting each other’s ups and downs, and a budding romance, Kelly is swept up into a mystery of several missing young women. Could they have memories that hold a key to a serial killer?

Island Reunion Trilogy
Summerhouse Reunion (April, 2020) Reviewed HERE
Topsail Sundays (May, 2020) Reviewed HERE
Campfire Secrets (June, 2020)

Campfire Secrets earns 5/5 Island Bonfires...Engaging Conclusion!

The pattern, a pattern of dates young girls went missing and a victim profile which included their friend Peggy, was uncovered by friend Sheriff Sam Stone as he perused boxes of cold case files. This discovery has led Kelly to closely scrutinize her memories of that summer twenty-five years ago through childhood journals she found hidden in an old desk. Sheriff Sam and she also uncover similar links to the other cold cases and along with those clues and evidence from the dead body that washed up on shore, they theorize that in this year another girl will go missing. It’s so tragic to be right...Grace, the daughter of an island friend, has gone missing! Theories are tested, suspects are scrutinized, and personal peril threatens those who get too close, but time is running out.

Brilliant! Kathi Daley has concluded her Island Reunion Trilogy in dramatically grand fashion...several mysteries solved and justice served! I want to spill the beans on Campfire Secrets to share my insights, but all I can say is you’ve got to read it for yourself! Newbies beware! Some basic ideas are recounted, but not enough to keep you in the loop and make the reading experience complete. Can you imagine only reading book three in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? Just think of all you’d miss. Kathi’s writing style using a first-person narrative along with descriptive language and dialogue is part of the reason she has so many fans, like me, but it’s her creativity, slowly revealing suspects, revising scenarios, and compiling motives that keep readers as eager fans. Some of the information gathered during the investigation takes place off the page, then it’s relayed through conversations, some secondhand. However, she always includes those clever avenues, shocking twist, and some nail-biting danger for the lead character and friends. I like Kelly and Ryder and all the gang, and with the cases closed, the Epilogue gives a little more insight into their future. But, is there another trilogy in the future?

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Summer Delights
“Summer days drifting away, but oh, oh, the summer...” delights! Ok, the words are changed a bit, but refreshing twists to plain lemonade are delightful and a great way to use the basket full of summer fruits. These ideas are provided by Bobby who is also an in-house photographer and production designer at Evermine.

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USA Today bestselling author Kathi Daley has twelve series (Book List) offering something for every cozy taste with clever dramas, arctic to tropical to west coast settings, close relationships with friends and family, and a variety of “fur” friends. She has a great social media community of fans and can be followed on Amazon, Goodreads, and BookBub. Keep updated on all of her book releases, events, and goings-on by signing up for her newsletter HERE.

To enter to win an ebook copy of Campfire Secrets, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "campfire,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 11, 2020 . U.S. residents only and you must be 18 or older to enter. You can read our privacy statement here if you like. We delete all emails after the contest is over.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section in Kings River Life and in our mystery category here on KRL News & Reviews. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. And check out our new mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors! One of our past episodes features another of Kathi's books. You can listen to it here: mysteryratsmaze.podbean.com/e/boxes-in-the-basement-by-kathi-daley A new episode went up last week!

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.
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  1. Kathi Daley never stops! Count me in!

  2. Sounds like another great book from Kathi Daley. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Thank you for your article about Campfire Secrets by Kathi Daley and thank you for a chance to win. We love Kathi Daley's books.

  5. I just love Kathi Daley's books and I can't wait to read this one and the others in the series!!

  6. Love Kathi Daley books! Hope to read them all

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity!


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