Romantic Suspense

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See Her Die

Book two in Melinda Leigh’s new series of mystery/suspense novels featuring Bree Taggert, See Her Die, opens just three weeks after the events of Cross Her Heart.  A former Philadelphia detective, Bree’s life underwent a major upheaval when she returned home to the small upstate New York town o ...

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A Friend in the Dark

The first book in a projected series of four in the Arden & O’Callaghan Mysteries, A Friend in the Dark is an enjoyable introduction to our two quirky protagonists as well as an entertaining – if not especially complex - murder mystery.  Gregory Ashe and C.S Poe kind of snuck up on us with ...

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The Silence

The Silence is book two in Kendra Elliot’s Columbia River series, but I don’t think I missed out on anything in terms of the plot by not reading the previous book, The Last Sister.  Although the two principals in this story have featured in other books by the author – they’re an engaged cou ...

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Hidden

When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin’s lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this case is unlike any he’s ever seen, and nothin ...

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Say No More

With Say No More, the follow-up to 2019's Say You're Sorry, Karen Rose returns to a group of dedicated law enforcement officials determined to bring down the leaders of a powerful cult known as Eden. Joined by a couple of cult survivors, the FBI's task force is doing everything they can to track dow ...

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The Keeper of Bees

Emery Hazard has pretty much everything under control. He and his fiancé, John-Henry Somerset, are more in love than ever, despite the stress of wedding preparations hanging over them. His business as a private investigator is growing. He’s even enjoying time with his growing circle of friends. T ...

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Delta Force Defender

Delta Force Defender is book four in Megan Crane's Alaska Force series featuring a group of elite special forces operatives based out of a remote location in Southeast Alaska.  I haven’t read the other books, and although the central romance between Alaska Force leader Isaac Gentry and prickly ca ...

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The Crushing Depths

Given that this book includes some of my favorite story topics — the U.S. Coast Guard, my home state of North Carolina, a mysterious death, and romance — I was eager to dive right in. In fact, The Crushing Depths, the second book in the Coastal Guardians series, interweaves suspenseful action wi ...

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Tainted Evidence

Rachel Grant is one of my favourite authors of romantic suspense (if not THE favourite) and I was thrilled when she announced she’d be continuing her long-running Evidence series following the winding up of her excellent Flashpoint trilogy.  Tainted Evidence is the tenth Evidence book, and the au ...

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Girl Long GOne

Girl Long Gone, a standalone romantic suspense title by new-to-me author Danielle M. Haas, has some good things going on, and some that are less good.  The suspense plot has an interesting premise, in that we know the identity of the bad guy from the outset – so the book is more of a catch-me-if- ...