Sunday, September 1, 2019

Review: Tangled Threat & Suspicious by Heather Graham

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: August 2019


A body, hanging from the infamous History Tree, had unraveled their teenage love. Now, twelve years later, Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern, and they're back where that devastating murder occurred. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI agent, Maura is determined to help. Together they'll have to confront a threat that never died, and see if their passion has withstood the test of time.


Big-city lawyer Lorena Fortier's suspicions about her father's death have brought her to a small town nestled in the Everglades. But when a killer claims more victims, Lorena knows she's in over her head. Hardened cop Jesse Crane only complicates matters. As they face danger more menacing than any they had ever imagined, Lorena needs to put her life in Jesse's hands. Can she do the same with her heart?

This is a ":2 in1" book that has a recent story, Tangled Threat (August, 2019), and an older selection from this author, Suspicious (July, 2005) .  I listened to the audio version and for the most part enjoyed both of the books.  They aren't connected in any way, so they can each be read as stand alones.

Tangled Threat was the one I liked the most out of the duo.  It involves FBI agent Brock McGovern who has to return to his home town to investigate a series of disappearances.  There he reconnects with his high school sweetheart Maura.  I liked the couple.  The romance felt a bit rushed because they hadn't seen each other in 12 years.  The mystery was the best part of the story.  I didn't see the twist coming at the end.  It's a quick read and one I do recommend.

As I said before, Suspicious is an older book.  Written in 2005, you can see how far this author has come in her writing.  The mystery was interesting, if a little cheesy. I won't spoil it.  I didn't call the ending, so there is that.  The romance between Lorena and Jesse was way to insta-love for my taste.  I think the story takes place over  about a week.  Far too quickly for "I love yous".  Still, it's worth a read for fans of this author.

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