About the Book:
Renowned author Delphine Larue needs a haven.
A crazed fan has gone over the deep end, and she’s not safe. Her security team has suggested a house by a lake. Secluded. Private. Far away. In a beautiful area of the Northwest close to the sleepy town of Misted Pines. It’s perfect. So perfect, Delphine has just moved in, and she’s thinking she’ll stay there forever.
Until she sees the girl in the mist.
After that, everything changes.
Delphine quickly learns that Misted Pines isn’t so sleepy. A little girl has gone missing, and the town is in the grips of terror and tragedy. The local sheriff isn’t up for the job. The citizens are up in arms. And as the case unfolds, the seedy underbelly of a quiet community is exposed, layer by layer.
But most importantly, girls are dying.
There seems to be only one man they trust to find out what’s happening.
The mysterious Cade Bohannan.
This new book in the Misted Pines series will absolutely thrill Kristen Ashley fans!
Right away, the story is written in classic KA style. You have two main characters who are older, with adult children, and who both know what they want in a romantic partner. The hero Cade Bohannon is a strong, protective alpha and the heroine Delphine Larue is a smart, witty, successful writer. There are lots of other small details that are trademarks of this author’s writing style, and all of that overall was fun and entertaining to read.
This is definitely a suspense novel to get lost in. The romantic banter and the steam level are both very, very adult, and the characters are all strongly imagined and very realistic in the obstacles and situations they are faced with. There are blended families, careers, and past relationships that all have to be dealt with. It is very difficult to write a detailed review of this book without giving the plot away, because this is definitely a very twisty mystery with a very surprising conclusion.
This is a standalone book but fans of Kristen Ashley’s previous books will love the mentions of some of her most beloved characters. Although this book is being promoted as a new genre for Ms. Ashley, in my opinion it is very similar to the ‘Burg Series. Also be aware that this book is on the darkish side, and is also very explicit with both the romance and the crime aspects so make sure you are a fan of both genres before jumping in. Ms. Ashley does NOT hold back in either department!
I loved the characters of Delphine and Cade, and loved that Delphine is 53 years young. Leave it to Kristen Ashley to write a very sexy, smart and successful heroine who is in her early fifties. If you are a fan of Kristen Ashley, you will not be disappointed by this new contemporary romantic suspense. novel
(Thanks to the author for providing an advanced reading copy via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.)