Books by Carla Neggers

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Harbor Island

Harbor Island sounded kind of fun. The heroine is the granddaughter of a famous art detective, and she’s an FBI agent on the trail of a serial art their. The hero is part of the same FBI team. Stolen art! Dead bodies! Boston! Ireland! It’s sounds great, but it’s actually convoluted and, more t ...

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That Night on Thistle Lane

That Night on Thistle Lane is a small-town romance of the New England variety, which basically means the neighbors are less nosy and there’s more herb gardening than in its Southern counterpart. This book has the sort of tranquil mood to it you might expect in one of those small New England towns, ...

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Cold River

Do you like romances filled with secondary characters - so many that you forget who the hero and heroine are? If you do, then you might enjoy Carla Neggers’ Cold River. After awhile, I found myself laughing as each new character was thrown into the mix; it was either that or cry in frustration. ...

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Cold Pursuit

There’s always a mixture of excitement and fear when I try a new-to-me author – will I discover a treasure or not? Sadly, Cold Pursuit is a "not." It wasn’t bad in the beginning and had a plot that I generally enjoy – the main characters were completely in love with each other as teenagers ...

B
The Widow

The Widow is an engrossing and well-crafted mystery, though the romance is so subtle that it’s almost lost in all of the action. Abigail Browning is the titular widow. Her husband Chris was mysteriously murdered while they honeymooned on Mount Desert Island, a community in Maine where he grew u ...

B
Night's Landing

This had nearly everything I enjoy in a romantic suspense novel; it was fast-paced, intriguing and the characters were engaging. My only quibble was that because it took place in a short period of time, the romance was somewhat rushed. Sarah Dunnemore is an historical archaeologi ...

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Cold Ridge

In the dramatic prologue of Cold Ridge, Carine Winters is shot at in the New Hampshire woods, and then rescued by hometown hero Tyler North and his two buddies. Soon the two start dating and then get engaged, but shortly before the wedding, Tyler announces to Carine - without explanation - that he c ...

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The Harbor

The Harbor follows a popular trend among recent MIRA releases. Like Anne Stuart's Still Lake and Sharon Sala's Dark Water, it involves someone who returns to a small New England town to uncover the truth about a past murder. It also shares the same problem as its predecessors: weak romance, weak sus ...

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Stonebrook Cottage

Call me crazy, but I just don't think two middle school kids should call the shots in a murder investigation. The kids in question, twelve-year-old Henry and eleven-year-old Lillian, belong to Allyson Stockwell, the new governor of Connecticut. These two adorable scamps show up o ...

F
The Cabin

Nothing about this story made any sense to me at all. The inane heroine behaves in totally irrational ways, the inane hero is even worse, the grandmother gives new meaning to the word gullible, inane Villain #1 is too-stupid-to-live, really inane Villain #2 is even dumber, and Villain #3 is just pla ...