Mercer Leighton, the youngest of the St. Clair siblings, returned to Rarity Cove following her husband’s losing battle with cancer. On the one year anniversary of his death, she releases his ashes and walks the streets of Charleston, reminiscing about some of their good times there. Unfortunately, when she stops in an art gallery to look at a painting by one of their favorite artists, Mercer becomes an unwitting (and unseen) witness to a double murder. Homicide Detective Noah Ford takes immediate steps to shield her identity until they can identify and apprehend the killer.
I was hoping for at least one more book in this series to explore Mercer’s story and was overjoyed when I learned of this release! It surpassed my expectations as she’s a sensitive woman with complicated feelings and Noah is a man with a distinguished past. When the case takes a really bad turn, the story becomes tension filled and the action is ruthlessly scary. But before that, there’s lots of care taken to explore and develop these characters, a lovely slow dance that drew me into both of them.
I’ve loved this series and Tentler is so skilled at suspense writing. The attention to detail is exceptional without sacrificing the pace of the story, providing texture to setting and emotions. I liked how Mercer and Noah’s relationship developed and it wasn’t eclipsed by all that action. It found its rightful place quite well. This book grabbed me so fiercely I read straight through once I reached the 40% mark, finishing in the wee hours. Loved it!
- Release Date: February 5, 2019
- Series: Rarity Cove #3
- Page Numbers: 279
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About the Series
I’m a reading–in–order girl so when I say this stands alone very well, that’s a big deal. However! This a a gem of a series and I recommend reading all of them. See my review of the first book, Before the Storm.
(I received an advance copy from the author in exchange for an unbiased review)