Having read the previous books in the Books by the Bay series, I was interested in the next installment. It grabbed me from the beginning. Without giving much away, I was intrigued by the weddings being planned, emotional conflicts, the time capsule found and the body under the pier. The characters have evovled over time and have intriguing backgrounds. There are secrets that come out in each of the books and most everything comes back to the main character Olivia. Be aware even Olivia has secrets. The past plays a major part in solving the murders and resolving personal issues of Olivia.
If there is a small town of Oyster Bay, I would find it interesting to visit as a tourist. There seems to be something being planned or happening all the time. This cozy mystery is a quick read. The book stands alone, but having read the previous books I find the characters even richer. The twists and turns are not always predictable. Enjoy it.