There’s a lot packed into Meg’s final adventure. And yet, by the last page, you get the sense that there’s a lot more to come.
With her best friends leaving Portland and her boss considering selling the magazine where she works, Meg finds herself at a crossroads. She pitches a new story to her editor and heads to Bend, Oregon, and the lava tubes there. (Insert claustrophobic shudder of fear here!) But not only is Meg set to explore the underground caves, she’s looking to take a side on an ongoing political debate over protected lands, as well. And there’s even more weighing on Meg’s mind–the puzzling and haunting mystery surrounding her father’s death a few years earlier.
The story of Meg’s father has been a plot thread that started in the fist book of the Pacific Northwest Mystery series. Each book revealed a little more. I think, at times, the mystery of Meg’s father’s death even overshadowed the murder mystery at hand in each of the stories. That certainly feels to be the case in In Cave Danger; yet, without giving much away, I also see why that is! There were a lot of questions without answers for all of us as we read through the series, but readers finally learn the full truth in this final installment.
Reading and reviewing In Cave Danger has been somewhat bittersweet for me. I was just starting my blog when the series started. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know Meg and her creator. And, like Meg’s future off the page, I know there is a lot more to come from Kate Dyer-Seeley. I hope I’m lucky enough to continue the journey with her.
Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring the rugged landscapes of the PNW and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.
Kate also writes the Bakeshop Mysteries (St. Martin’s Press) under the pen name Ellie Alexander.
Kate lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.