Book Review – The Long Gray Goodbye by Bobby Underwood

The Long Gray Goodbye (Seth Halliday #2)

The Long Gray Goodbye by Bobby Underwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While honeymooning aboard their boat in Ecuador Private Detective, Seth Halliday witnesses someone falling from an airplane. He and his new wife, Caroline, pull the body of a young teenage girl from the water. They find an envelope taped to her body addressed to a well-known American TV actress. Curious about the envelope they cut it open to find a small cassette tape. Seth decides to hang on to the tape and not let the Ecuadorian authorities know about it until he has answers. Seth Halliday has a mystery to solve. The Long Gray Goodbye is the second book of the Seth Halliday Novels. It is a modern day mystery told in a 40s–50s PI style.

The prologue, A Rainy Farewell, quickly grabbed my attention. The story takes the reader on a journey to a number of locations and one murder suddenly becomes two as this complex mystery unfolds. The story is filled with action, romance, some funny moments, and some tender ones.

The following excerpt was one of my favourite lines in the book: I reached over and took her hand in mine and held it. I said, “Sometimes I sit with beautiful French girls in Paris while they finish their second cigarette, and reflect wistfully on what might have been.” I felt her hand squeeze mine for a moment and then she leaned her head against my shoulder and kept it there for a while.

The only issue I had with the story was with Seth’s “roving eye”. While he adores his wife, Caroline, and I believe he would never hurt her; he spends a little too much time admiring other females around him.

I truly enjoyed reading this story and look forward to more of the Seth Halliday series.

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