Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: Gone to Her Grave by Melinda Leigh

Title: Gone to Her Grave
Series: Rogue River
Author: Melinda Leigh
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance

In Solitude, Oregon, everyone has secrets…and some will kill to keep them.

When she believes a teen is falsely accused of drug dealing, social worker Carly Taylor takes on a high-risk case and her estranged husband—the detective in charge of the investigation—to prove the boy innocent. A deadly new designer drug has taken hold of her small rural hometown of Solitude, Oregon, and Carly is determined to find the real dealer and clear the teen’s name. But the deeper she digs into the case, the more danger she unearths, until someone decides it’s time for Carly to move on…permanently.

Investigator Seth Harding knows he can’t stop his wife when she has a child to protect. But he risks any chance of reconciliation with Carly if he can’t learn to accept her dangerous job. When a drug dealer decides Carly is getting too close, will Seth lose her altogether?

My rating:

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

Not as gripping and intense than the previous installment in this 4-novella series. This one dragged in multiple places, the heroine was pretty annoying, the hero wasn't present enough for me to form an opinion about him, and the whole miscommunication between them and their "issues" grew old quickly...The main arc (the drug angle) also didn't progress much in this story, making it appear more of a filler than anything else...

Still, it didn't make me want to quit the (mini)series. I really want to know if the heart-attack of papa Taylor was just a regular heart-attack or if there was something more nefarious going on. My bet is on the nefarious-going-on thingy.


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