Monday 22 April 2013

Harbour Falls (A Harbour Falls Mystery #1) by S.R. Grey

Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. 

Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward's home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery deepens, putting Maddy in jeopardy. 

Lies, secrets, deceptions. Nothing is ever what it seems in Harbour Falls.

A steamy novel that immerses the reader in an intricate storyline that will keep them glued till the very last page.

  • Genre: Contemporary romance, Suspense, Mystery
  • Age: Adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from March 05 to 09, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★


Lies, blackmail, affairs and deceit  

Oh, WOW! The romantic suspense genre is alive and kicking! It's been ages since I enjoyed a mystery/romance so much... It reminded of the tons of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard and Beverly Barton's books, I devoured in my late teens. Sexual tension, chemistry, a classic whodunit and so many details, turns and suspense to leave you breathless.

What happened to Chelsea Hannigan?

Six years ago Harbour Falls' socialité disappeared the night before her wedding. No one ever heard from her again. No one ever learned what happened to her. But really who had a reason to harm her? 

✦ Adam Ward, her fiancé. Rumours are still circulating of their relationship being a façade.
✦ Trina, Adam's sister. Her despise of Chelsea was well-known.
✦ J.T. Was he involved in this case?
✦ Jennifer. He did marry J.T in a hurry.
✦ Helena. Her alibi isn't ironclad for that night.
✦ Nate. Would he kill to protect his best friend?
✦ Max. Who is Adam's security guy?
✦ Or is there another, more sinister culprit?

A random act of violence? Or a well-executed plan? Some secrets are meant to remain hidden...

 Madeleine "Maddy" Fitch, another Harbour Falls' own and an accomplished mystery writer, she is set on solving this mystery. She returns home determined to find out the truth and write her real crime novel. To cheat, lie and con her way to the truth. She didn't count on falling for the main suspect and that there are still people willing to keep their secrets hidden, at any cost.

Maddy is a frustrating female lead. Stubborn and hard-headed, a liar and deceiver she certainly is no better than all her suspects. But deep down where it counts she is just a girl that still nurses a huge crush on the seductive Mr. Ward.

Adam Ward is an enigma. The puppet master or a puppet himself? The powerful and secretive businessman protects his privacy but under his many layers, his beating heart is still alive and has a soft spot for curious Maddy. Their chemistry is explosive but you can't run forever from your past and you can't escape the future.

In the secluded Fade Island no one is safe and everyone is hiding a secret. Some more than one...

The setting of the novel adds to the despair and the feeling that you can't escape. The island isolates people and emotions. It suffocates you and makes you helpless. It adds to the general mystery and lefts you craving for some sunlight.

The heroes are the same. Exasperating and frustrating, pull your hair out and beat them up until they confess. EVERYTHING.

 My heart was pounding and then at the end...

You are gonna rant, you are gonna despair and really...


A job well done for S.R. Grey! Bravo!
I have a ton of unanswered questions and I can't stress enough how much I need the 2nd book!

ASK and you shall receive!!! Curious to find out what I thought of book #2? Look no further!

Willow Point (A Harbour Falls Mystery #2) by S.R. Grey~ My review


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