I am a big fan of Duffy's writing and this is book 1 in her new Cycle Path Mystery series. This new series is set in Mackinav Island , a pretty and serene setting that is perfect for a cozy mystery .
The main character of this story is called Evie and she is a very likeable character and she really enjoys the slow pace on the island where automobiles are not allowed and bicycles are the main form of transport. The island is mostly a small quiet community until the summer season when the tourists flock in to enjoy the more laid back retro feel of the island .
Evie finds herself here to help her boss's dad Rudy run his shop because he has injured himself and he is going to need all the help he can get to get the shop ready before the tourists come . Evie is not long on the island when a series incident occurs worrying residents that the tourists will be put off coming here if they find out what has happened. Rudy may need Evie's help in more ways then anyone could have foreseen.
This was a great start to a new series and the description of the island was wonderful , that is almost always one of my favourite parts to a cozy mystery series's . There was a great supporting cast with Rudy feeling more like a father figure then Evie's friend , I had a soft spot for Irish Donna being Irish myself and Irma is a character you are routing for and want her to do well as she is after having a bit of a rubbish relationship . All in all this book had something for everyone , humour, mystery , fun and friendship . Loved it! I can't wait to get back to the island for book 2 in this series.