"A phenomenal suspense novel"
If a reader desires a good suspenseful read, with much
adventure, and a little romance, this book is sure to
Cathy Bennett works for the local newspaper and attends a
party to fill in for the society columnist. As much as she
dreads these kinds of events, she goes somewhat grudgingly,
to help the boss. After a disastrous evening full of social
faux pas, she escapes outdoors for a break. The last thing
she expected was to get caught up in a murder investigation!
Bobby Stark comes to Cathy for aid. His brother, Danny was
arrested for arson and murder, but he knows Danny is
innocent. Bobby had found evidence and begs Cathy to assist
him. But before he can reveal the hiding place of the proof
of Danny's innocence, he is killed, right before her eyes,
after only revealing one small piece revealing the
whereabouts of his evidence. Now Cathy is caught up in a
double mystery, both of which she suspects the missing
proof will solve.
Cathy turns to Peter Lowell, Danny's attorney, for
assistance, especially when it appears the murderer now
suspects Cathy of having the answers he seeks, and her life
is at risk. Will they solve the mysteries and find the
hidden evidence before it is too late?
Wow! Ms. McCullough has penned a wonderful suspense with
this book. There are several interesting plot threads to
keep one guessing throughout. What is most interesting
about this novel is that the real mystery is not who the
killer is, but where the evidence is hidden. This becomes
apparent when the reader figures out rather quickly, who
the real villain is. However, the search for this
information Bobby found winds through the entire story,
making the reader want to solve the mystery. When the
hiding place is revealed, the readers will be surprised,
wondering why they didn't see it before.
Primarily a mystery/suspense novel, there is however,
enough romance to keep fans of that genre interested in
reading on. A bond forms between Cathy and Peter that grows
through all the danger they face until it bonds them
tightly. Another interesting relationship, though not a
romantic one, also develops between Cathy and Danny, who is
a young boy on the verge of manhood, needing the guidance
of a strong adult.
This is a well-written story, full of detail and action
that will keep one entranced from beginning to end, and
wishing the story could go on forever. Ms. McCullough
proves again that she is a rising star in he writing world,
and this reviewer eagerly awaits her next work.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, March 2004. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted March 29, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006