by Heather Graham
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Number of pages: 256
Source: Net Galley ARC
Romantic Suspense M/F
Read 8/6/19 to 8/9/19
A body hanging from the infamous History Tree unraveled their teenage love. Now Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern. Twelve years later, they’re back where that murder occurred—where Brock had been arrested and then released, where Maura had run, too scared to stand by his side. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI agent, Maura is determined to help. Together, they’ll have to confront a threat that never died and see if their passion has withstood the test of time.
I’m going to try to keep this short because I don’t want this review to turn into bashing the author. This has taken me a while to write because I know this author has a lot of books under her belt and has quite a following. She’s a new-to-me author that I had high hopes for. Unfortunately, I just did not connect with this story at all. I kept waiting for things to turn around but it just never did.
The concept of this story is interesting and really had me looking forward to reading this book. I just didn’t feel the connection between any of these characters on any level. And I really struggled with the way the dialogue is written. It seemed very unnatural and stilted. On top of that, I felt as though there was quite a bit of repetition. Plus, I never really felt the suspense. I honestly didn’t care about the mystery.
Again, I don’t want to use this platform to bash anyone. Maybe this book is an anomaly in this author’s vast library. Or maybe I’m just not her audience. Whatever the issues, it just wasn’t a good fit for me.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**