Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: On Her Father's Grave by Kendra Elliot

Title: On Her Father's Grave
Series: Rogue River
Author: Kendra Elliot
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance

In a small town like Solitude, Oregon, keeping a secret can be murder.

Stevie Taylor had left her sleepy Oregon hometown for a more exciting life. But after her police chief father passes away, the LAPD cop returns to Solitude and signs on as a patrol officer, hoping to heal from her loss…and from the horrific things she’s seen in the city.

In Solitude, everyone knows everyone else’s business—and, to Stevie’s dismay, local gossip soon ties her to the new police chief and a man from her past. Tragedy then shakes up the small town when a teenager dies after taking a strange new drug. Now, the seasoned LA cop must hunt down the dealer while investigating the most important case of her life, one that could divide her tranquil town.

My rating:

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

Short and intense, just how I like a suspense story from an unknown author.

A great introduction into the world of the little town of Solitude where everybody knows everybody, and where an "expatriate" returns home after her father's death. I have a suspicion about that particular death, but I'll let myself be surprised. 😉

Wonderful cast of characters, good characterization, natural narrative flow, lovely author's voice. Nice balance of suspense and romance, the scale tipping more toward suspense offers a nice twist on the genre and a good incentive to keep reading the next novellas.


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