Sunday, 20 April 2014

Review: Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne

Stranded with a murderer...

Rachel de Luca's uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self-help celebrity. Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people's most carefully hidden secrets. But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep. As for Mason, he sees Rachel more clearly than she'd like to admit...

After a single night of adrenaline-fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance—until a string of murders brings them together again. Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.

As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies. Rachel knows she's a target. Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy her...or save them both and stop a killer?

Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA 
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Mystery

Kristine's Thoughts:

I won a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start out by saying that I did not read the first book in this series and I was still able to follow along easily. I do however wish that I had because I enjoyed Rachel and Mason's story tremendously.

I loved the chemistry between the two characters and the bantering throughout. Both of them were strong and likeable with enjoyable personalities. I especially enjoyed Rachel with her quick mouth and say it like it is attitude. The talking she did with herself in her head and her "inner bitch" had me giggling on more than one occasion. It would be impossible to say anything negative about Mason with his sexy good looks and his love for his family. Who wouldn't want a man around who was willing to do anything to protect the people that he loves?

The mystery itself was a joy to read. It was fast paced and unique and most importantly it kept me guessing with each twist and turn. All too often I have the "bad guy" figured out way too early but with this book I didn't guess who it was until right before they were revealed. I easily finished the book in a day because I just had to know what was going to happen and who the murderer was.

If you are looking for a quick, easy and interesting murder mystery with a large cast of likeable character (including a dog that I wanted for myself) I would highly recommend Wake to Darkness. I enjoyed it so much that I will be going back to read the first book in the series.

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