Nick and Ali take a wonderful vacation on his dude ranch thinking it will be a great time to get away from it all and relax, but as usual, trouble seems to follow Ali wherever she goes.
Ali’s last prediction from the magic clock told her that she would find the guns on the third of September which is during her vacation, so this time she takes the magic bottle with her just in case it might be helpful. As before, the clock is bang on, and she does find the guns, but what it means she doesn’t know. What she does know is that there is trouble on the dude ranch because there are very few clues as to who the killer might be for the guest they have just found murdered.
Relaxing is the last thing I would categorize Ali and Nick’s holiday as with so much going on all at once. Lots of twists and turns in the plot made it difficult to tell from which direction the next problem would come. Was there more than one thing going on or were they dealing with two or more dangerous issues?
I loved the way that Nick patiently dealt with a couple of the guests at the ranch that was causing havoc with not only the other guests, but all the staff. Rather than refund the family’s money and send them away, he had a solution which worked out better for all involved. His thinking was outside the box and creative. I also liked the little hints that were dropped in the story that were dropped for future possibilities for Ali and Nick.
The developing relationships between the characters are growing ever more interesting and I can’t wait to find out what caused that interaction between Ali and the other character (no spoilers here). I know we’ll find out more in later books. Even the swirling bottle had something to say about it.
This series keeps getting better and better with every book. With each one I get more invested with the characters and I’m left eagerly waiting for the next installment. Antique Discovery was a fast-paced read that mystery lovers will surely enjoy. Though it could be read as a stand-alone novel, my suggestion would be to start at the beginning of the series in order to get the most out of the books. I rated this book 4 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the publishers for providing this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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