Monday, 28 March 2016

Mystery Monday: Revisiting Solitude


In late 2014 I read a novella serial written by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot called Rogue River.  It was a four part serial where each writer wrote a novella.  There was one overall story arc with two characters' point of view (two sisters).  They are romantic suspense thrillers and I found myself really enjoying the books.  While each author gave their character a distinct voice at times I would forget which author was writing as they were quite seamless.

In 2015, I was again offered to review two more novellas written by the same authors in the same town.  This new two part serial is called Rogue Winter.  I am not sure if there are more in this series or town but I am down to read them if they are!

TRACKS OF HER TEARS 
(Rogue Winter: #1)
Written by Melinda Leigh
2015; 99 Pages
Genre: romantic suspense, suspense, mystery, thriller, crime, novella

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating: ★★★★

As Seth, a County Investigator, tries to get things right again with his estranged family, a murder in town threatens to ruin it all.  First, the murder victim is a young mother who also happens to be dating his wife's youngest brother,  Calling his brother-in-law, Bruce he discovers he is missing and is hoping he has not come to the same fate as his girlfriend. Although it is a sore subject with Seth and his wife, Carly, he calls her in to take control of the dead woman's young daughter.  Soon the two find themselves trying to locate Bruce before the killer gets to them him and them.

I have had issues with Seth's hypocrisy of his wife's devotion to her job as he is just as passionate.  However, I do enjoy them together and with their daughter.  This one was predictable on the murderer yet I enjoyed the plot and suspense.


DEAD IN HER TRACKS
(Rogue Winter: #2)
Written by Kendra Elliot
2015; 99 Pages
Genre: romantic suspense, suspense, mystery, thriller, crime, novella

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating: ★★★★

It is Stevie and Zane's first Christmas together and of course there would be a murder case that would have their attention.  And, just as they are getting a handle on that case there is another murder.  Stevie and Zane must race against time to find the killer but first have to investigate if both murders are connected and by the same killer?

I love Stevie and Zane...and love the way they work together.  Again I figured out the killer in this book but the personal stories and the suspense of how they come to the conclusion is worth the read. I was sad there were only two parts to this series!

k (My Novelesque Life)

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