(A Berry Springs Novel)
Publication date: December 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance
Former Marine turned ballistics expert, Wesley Cross is known around town for two things, his rugged good-looks and cocky attitude—until he finds his ex-girlfriend lying in a puddle of blood in his basement. The scene screams setup, but the discovery of a rare gem and a puzzling autopsy suggests the murder goes much deeper than that. Wesley will do whatever it takes to clear his name, including calling in a notoriously headstrong—and sexy—scientist.
While most little girls were playing dress up, Gwyneth Reece was digging in the dirt collecting bugs. Now one of the top forensic entomologists in the country, Gwen reluctantly accepts a job from a pushy cowboy and travels to the small, Southern town of Berry Springs. Heavy storms are brewing, and when she’s forced to check into the creepiest hotel she’s ever seen, she instantly regrets her decision to help out the former Marine.
Following up on a tip, Wesley heads to the Half Moon Hotel but quickly realizes his visit was not by chance. The killer lured him there, and suddenly everyone from the uptight bellman to the wealthy couple just passing through town become suspect. Bodies begin to disappear, and Wesley knows the killer will do anything to get to him…. including hurting the woman who’s kept his head spinning since he first laid eyes on her.
Such an interesting couple, Wes and Gwyneth form a lovely couple, with lots of bumps on the way. But that′s how you start an amazing story. Add to that a creepy killer and a murder scene with a message to send and you have a great book.
I loved ”The Fog” quite a lot and I loved all the clues I had to follow together with the main characters. With the crime solving process, a former Marine (Wes) and a hot scientist end up recognizing their attraction (that′s not a spoiler, since everybody knows how these stories end). The road until they get there is very intense and starts very early in the book. Even from the first pages, we are directly sent into the action. This is something that I like, since it made me go on reading and find out more and more.
Speaking of, this is a book very easy to read and the writing is captivating and the plot is easy to follow. What I′m saying is that it′s very easy to get lost and forget about the time. I read it in one sitting, so …. I rest my case.
Yes, the love part could have used a little more brushing, since they start of pretty fast. But I like the balance between the characters. He is very demanding and bossy (quite annoying sometimes), but Gwyneth is not easy to push around. I loved that she maintained her personality. She is definitely not the weak kind.
Lots of twists and turns, many great scenes, that is how ”The Fog” manages to retain the readers between the chapters. I loved it. 4 stars – Enjoy!
Award-winning author of romantic suspense and mystery, Amanda McKinney wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning murder mysteries peppered with steamy love scenes, and include the BERRY SPRINGS SERIES and the BLACK ROSE MYSTERY SERIES, with many more to come.