Some things are better left alone…
After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn’t listen.
Ethan’s best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.
There is much to love about Pelican Bay as it is an incredibly well written mystery. For me, a great writer is one who captures the reader and keeps them hooked throughout their story wanting to read another page. Jesse G. Christiansen did just that.
From the moment that I started reading this book, I pictured the story clearly and vividly in my mind. The descriptions were so cleverly written and detailed that the story just came to life. I could easily imagine Ethan, Morgan, and especially, the dynamic and ever so interesting Captain Shelby. The characters were definitely believable and real. Figurative language aids in the detailed descriptions adding that sense of really being there along with the characters. Jesse’s attention to details also allows the reader to feel every moment and emotion as they occur in the story.
Although I usually do not read mysteries, Pelican Bay is one mystery that I definitely enjoyed reading. It had a perfect blend of mystery, suspense, romance, unexpected moments and even a touch of history.
I look forward to reading more books by Jesse and am glad to have read his book.
I recommend this book. Meet Ethan, Morgan and Captain Shelby for yourself.
On a personal note, as a teacher, I often take quotes from books I enjoy and use them in my own classroom. I have been using detailed descriptions from this book with my students. 🙂
I gave this book 5 stars!!
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About the Author:
Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature. He wrote his first novel, “About: Journey Into The Mystic” after spending a summer in Alaska working on fishing boats. His newest novel, “Pelican Bay,” focuses on a very old fisherman, Captain Shelby, and the mysterious happenings linked to him surrounding a nosy, sea-battered beach town (release date: July 20th, 2013, Imajin Books). One of his literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he reminds himself always of something that Ray Bradbury once said: “You fail only if you stop writing.”