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Finalist, 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading, 2013-14. Chasing her dream of becoming an investigative reporter in San Francisco, Holly Rivera Berry has to return to her hometown of Bonafides on the Texas Coastal Bend to settle her recently deceased father’s estate. She discovers that just before he died her father researched the possibility that via an old Mexican land grant the Rivera family owns The Gap, a natural channel to the Gulf of Mexico. Land speculators plan to erect luxury homes, resorts, hotels, and a casino along The Gap and Holly comes to doubt that her father died of natural causes. The more she investigates, the more things don’t add up. One by one her allies fall victim to fatal accidents and it looks like Holly might be next.
A seeming innocent abroad, Holly Berry Rivera lands in her hometown of Bonafides, Texas to settle her father's estate but instead finds herself hip deep in a sea of shady deals, slick thieves and seeming ne'er-do-wells, all of whom want to guide her along. Her suspicions are aroused when some of her new found acquaintances end up dead. A great read. Captures the scene and culture of the Texas coast town setting. Smart writing, snappy plot and wicked puns..