My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Baily Photo Credit: Lauren Whelan

On episode nine of First Five Chapters, Luke Kerr is joined by Casie Eckholm to wrap up the summer with a book review of My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

Is it a romance novel? Is it a murder mystery? We’re not sure, but it’s definitely a fun summer read for at the beach, the airport or on a lazy afternoon. 

When Taylor discovers the dead body of her coastal rental house, she goes full-on “Jessica Fletcher” trying to discover the killer, much to the chagrin of the bounty hunter, Myles. He’s been hired the victim’s sister to find the killer and doesn’t need her distracting him.

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My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey official summary.

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just me and my beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.

A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.

I’m just here to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although…it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have her around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds me of the home I left behind three years ago. In other words, the painful hunger and protectiveness she is waking up in me is a threat to my peace of mind. Before I sink any deeper into this dangerous attraction, I need to solve this murder and get back on the road. But will fate take her from me before I realize the road has been leading to her all along?