By: Roz Siegel
Can 45-year-old divorcee and lifelong New Yorker Sandy Nussbaum, find happiness—and a man—in a small seaside town on Long Island’s East End?
Things look promising when Sandy lands a job as an assistant librarian in Pilgrims Landing and encounters her own personal Neptune, a handsome fisherman named Gian-Carlo Messini—better known as Messi—who arrives in her life with a clap of thunder and a copy of Moby Dick.
But things in this small, seemingly idyllic village, quickly take a sinister turn when Sandy discovers a dead body at the library late one night as she’s getting ready to go home. Her utopian fantasies of peaceful small-town life shattered, she finds herself at the center of a much more complicated and treacherous world than she ever imagined existed when she left New York City behind.
Jewish, liberal, brash, curious, confrontational, Sandy not only finds herself at odds with her new Pilgrim neighbors in a clash of culture that is at times laugh-out-loud funny, at times merely unsettling, she finds herself a suspect in the murder. Worse, as the bodies pile up around her, the shady local sheriff appears to have little interest in finding the real killer, and Sandy finds herself not only a suspect but a potential victim—and no one, not even the sexy and mysterious Messi, who has promised to keep “her sweet ass” safe in these shark-infested
waters, is above suspicion. Especially after she discovers that Messi’s last girlfriend “accidently" drowned at sea, and rumors of foul play continue to swirl around him.
“A frothy blend of mystery and romance set in an eastern Long Island town reminiscent of the Hamptons, where a divorcée transplanted from the city and a local fisherman are stirred by attraction and shaken by mistrust.”
- Elizabeth Zelvin, author of the Bruce Kohler Mysteries
“Who better than Roslyn Siegel to take the reader to this world of weekend warriors in this Hamptons - like setting, as she slowly peels back all the layers to reveal, intended or not, that this idyllic seaside refuge might just not be so idyllic after all.”
- Jeffrey Banks, author of Norell, Master of American Fashion