Operation Babylift (Kira Callaghan Mystery Series Book 2) by Catherine Astolfo
When Florence Kensington gives up her coveted spot at ReVisions Retirement Residence to newcomers Roy and Linh Jackson, she unknowingly awakens Kira Callaghan’s Vietnam memories—and her PTSD. However, Kira’s “inner retired journalist” has no choice but to investigate when Florence is found dead.
With help from the Flower Pots and her boyfriend Charles, Kira travels from Chit Creek to Burlington, Vermont, and exposes the secrets surrounding an Operation Bablylift plane crash from forty years ago. Discouraged by the lack of progress on the case, she returns to Triple R with her team of aging acolytes.
Little do they know that a killer has followed them home…
This book kind of reminded me of the movie with how man of the characters don't seem to be in ReVisions Retirement Residence purely to grow old. That said some of the characters might make more sense to people who read book one, which I did not do. I find myself enjoying the atmosphere of the book. It was a cozy sort of mystery story. The book even had some humor in it. I really liked how the author kept the humor light even though the investigation was on such a dark topic. I had never heard of operation babylift before this book, but upon looking it up I was sadden by the loss of life. The author does a good job with keeping the operations facts mostly true, but for the full story readers should read a nonfictional information source. I really enjoyed reading this book and it was a nice change from those dark mysteries that leave you feeling scared or freaked out. I was provided with a free copy of this book for only my honest and unbiased review.
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