I went into this book a little unsure, this is going to sound fickle, but I judge books by their covers and having read the blurb for this one I wasn’t sure that I ‘got’ it. Having read the book, I still don’t. I’m not a huge fan of the cover and it really doesn’t speak to me.
This is an intricate tale of a small town misfit, Maddie. She fled to a big city having spent most of her life being accused of her twin sisters murder.
Maddie returns to town following the death of someone she held dear, and straight into the arms of her surrogate family, namely the gorgeous Zac.
The author clearly displays the characters in the way they are meant to be received, most notably Maddie’s mother and father, they are completely weird. This story is a lovely tale woven with a beautiful romance and a harrowing mystery.
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, I found it captivating and unpredictable, and the romantic aspects kept the story deliciously buoyant throughout.
There are twists and turns in this novel that will continually keep you guessing, as well as a sizzling romance that will have you pulling at your collar.
The only problem for me, aside from the cover was, the high volume of seemingly insignificant untied up mysteries, such as who trashed Maddie’s house? She never even returned to the house before she returned home? I found that a little strange? Just little aspects like that made me wonder if they would be covered in a future title, and weather such things would spur me on to read the next book?
The deep rooted problems that became unearthed during this story had me in tears, and although initially devastated by those events Maddie seemed to make an almost too quick recovery from the mentally earth shattering discoveries. I found it a tad unbelievable and cold.
The paranormal ghost connection was a beautiful part of the tale that I loved. The frankness of Maddie’s voice was refreshing and the mystery element kept me suitably intrigued. I highly recommend this book to any lovers of the mystery romance genre. Back