Monday, 11 July 2016

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason

Secrets and Lies. Danger that will never go away. Join three beloved masters of romantic suspense for novellas where the past will not stay buried.

Dee Henderson - Missing
     A Wyoming Sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing from her retirement community. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two soon launch into a race against the clock when they realize something dark may lie at the heart of the disappearance.

Review: Missing was my favourite piece in this short story collection. Dee Henderson is truly a master story teller who knows just how to weave a credible romance through a twisted crime story. I appreciated how the tone was ominous and knit with suspense, but the story never got gruesome. I also really liked the strong theme of mother-son love; it was particularly powerful and moving. Lastly, the ending was a surprising twist that I honestly did not see coming. A great novella!

Dani Pettrey - Shadowed
     Adventure, romance and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian open water swimming competitor. Another swimmer, who'd been the dead woman's roommate years ago, is pulled into the search for answers as it grows more and more clear that something sinister is at play.

Review:  This is a sigh-worthy romance. Rugged, Alaskan fisherman meets athletic, beautiful swimmer. A crazy series of cold war intrigue, Russian assassins and a tsunami wave force them together and a heart-pounding attraction that sizzles between them refuses to let them part. This story was written to make you swoon...and I may have swooned...just a little.

Lynette Eason - Blackout
     A young woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong finds herself at risk years later when the real culprit is up for parole. The loot taken that night has never been found and he believes she knows where it's hidden - only her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety?

Review: There may be nothing like having a portion of your brain you can't access - a portion that you know hides something dark and very sinister. Welcome to Macey's life. Within her barricaded thoughts could be implications to a crime she can only remember snippets of. Worse than that, those memories hold the key to who murdered her boyfriend and who buried her alive. A shadowed face has stalked her nightmares for years.... but when that face begins to haunt daylight hours, Macey knows her time is up. The killer - somehow - has figured out that she's beginning to remember. "Blackout" is a fast paced, eerie thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A copy of this book was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications Inc and Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for this copy.

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