Pali Moon is a wedding planner with a missing bridesmaid. When a lock of the missing woman’s hair ends up on the backseat of Pali’s car, she really starts to worry, and when the woman’s fake fingernails are put in a sack and hung on her door, she knows something’s wrong. Unfortunately, the police don’t take her seriously, and tell her to keep her nose out of it. That’s the wrong thing to tell Pali, and pretty soon, not just her nose is in the mess, she’s up to her neck and sinking.
Livin’ Lahaina Loca by JoAnn Bassett is a thriller/mystery with equal parts humor and horror as we follow Pali and her friends in search of the missing woman. The author nails the local scene in Maui, and has characters you’ll swear you’ve had a drink or two with at some point.
A fun read. I give it four stars.