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by Jayne Ann Krentz
Released: November 29th 2016
Published by Berkley
“I found myself struggling to connect from almost the beginning.”
~ Under the Covers
I’ve wanted to try this author for quite some time now. I admit, this cover drew me in because it’s absolutely gorgeous and the blurb was interesting as well. So this was the one I finally dove in with.
This is mainly a mystery with a small side storyline of romance. I wouldn’t classify it as a romance since it’s such a small element. The heroine of this story, Charlotte, finds herself in the middle of a suspected murder investigation when her step-sister’s best friend is found dead of a supposed overdose while her step-sister is away on vacation. Or is she? She has to closely work with private investigator, Max, to uncover whether it was a murder and where her sister really is.
At first I thought this would be something I could totally get into and get excited about. But I found myself struggling to connect from almost the beginning. I couldn’t figure out why that was, and then I realized it was the writing style. It felt a bit disjointed and I had to try to bring myself back to the story several times because it kept losing my interest. This is my biggest problem with this book.
The romance was a bit of an afterthought and I don’t think it fit well for me. I would’ve preferred that not to be there, almost. However, the plot was actually good! I wish the delivery would’ve been better for me because I think I would’ve enjoyed the story a lot. Sadly, it just didn’t manage to quite work as well as I was expecting.
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