This book is part of a continuing story arc and the preceding books are essential to read before beginning this one.
The story continues with even more secrets having been revealed about Rowan DuPont’s family. This time it’s her mother, Norah, who committed suicide shortly after her daughter and Rowan’s twin Raven’s death. The body of a man is delivered to the funeral home and a shocking tattoo is revealed when Rowan begins her procedures. Even more distressing are the secrets discovered about the man. All of this, combined with the continuing threat named Julian Addington, has everyone off balance.
It seems that the small town of Winchester has become the murder capital of Tennessee! There are two additional murders that are unconnected to Julian that Rowan is assisting Police Chief Billy Brannigan in investigating. Meanwhile, she’s not being completely open with Billy about her recent discoveries involving her mother and the accusations Julian made about her father. I enjoyed seeing her in action with the murder investigations but was plenty frustrated with her withholding from Billy. It seemed inauthentic though I understood her motivations.
I had lots of issues with the repetition and pacing with the last book and that seemed to disappear in this one. The pacing was great, so much so that I had to stay on my toes to keep up with all the juggling balls in the air. I have some sneaking suspicions as to where all this is leading but don’t have everything worked out yet. It ends with something shocking (yes, again) but it fits with my suspicions. I just don’t know how it was all managed. I can’t wait to get started with the final conclusion. And, I’m glad I stuck with the series. It got good!
- Release Date: September 17, 2019
- Series: The Undertaker’s Daughter #2
- Page Numbers: 352
- Publisher: MIRA
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(Thanks to NetGalley for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)