[Book Review] Trouble in Paradise by Lyle Howard #promotion

Trouble in Paradise Book Cover Trouble in Paradise
Lyle Howard

Even in Paradise things change...
All Cal Mackey wanted was to live out a peaceful existence and put his past in the rear view mirror. How better to live out his dream then to open a peaceful little bar in the Florida Keys? Far from the madness of war, Mackey lives his life on his own terms, mixing umbrella drinks for his customers and maintaining his anonymity.

But even in Paradise things change”...

Out of the darkness a mysterious ship docks behind The Paradise Shack and patrons begin to disappear.

What is the horrific secret that this vessel is carrying?

Now Mackey must rely on the set of skills he so desperately has tried to disavow. The conspiracy he will uncover will have more profound ramifications than just a few missing tourists. The ship’s purpose is more complex than he could ever imagine. A mission that is so unprecedented that Mackey will end up doubting his own loyalties.

No matter which side you find yourself rooting for, Trouble in Paradise will leave you wondering “what if?”



* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review *

My Review

This is the first time I have read anything from Lyle Howard and I was hooked from the start. 

Going into this book I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and I was really surprised by how engrossing the story was. The start see a couple of men board a ship out at sea, I guess you would call them Pirates – the ship in question is eerily quite and at first I thought that it was a ghost ship. Then the men see shadows out of the corner of their eyes before everything goes black…

That was the hook for me, I wanted to know more about this ship and was strange things were going on below its decks.

Set in the Florida Keys, Cal runs a bar and when encounters a stunning young woman with a decrepit man in a wheelchair he is instantly committed to finding out more about her. He then discovers that a massive boat that is being docked behind his bar belongs to her and the old man, something set him off to want to investigate the ship. This leads him and his police friend to discover some things they shouldn’t, and that leaves their life hanging on the line.

This is brilliant book and I loved the concept that the author has created for the ship, the crew on board, and the old man – brilliant idea, and not one I have ever encounted before in all the books I have read. It did leave a few unanswered questions though at the end but I loved it and read it in a day – it was that good I couldn’t put it down.


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Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.

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