This book follows "Nights Landing" and preceeds "Dark Sky." And, yes, it is quite confusing if you haven't read the first book. Neggers writes well, but there's lots of characters and loosely woven plots which leads to confusion and not a lot of satisfaction at the end. Maggie and Rob don't seem to have enough time with each other to believably fall in love. It is a quick read.
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This novel was alright, but felt as if it were written a little choppy. It was an easy read, however the plot was a little boring for me, as were the characters. I felt Maggie and Rob didn't have enough chemistry and I wasn't too bought into their romance. I loved the setting of the novel and the first few chapters, but I really lost most interest about 1/3 of the way through.
Great sequel to 'Night's Landing' Hours after Nick Janssen's arrest in the Netherlands, Rob Dunnemore is in Europe and hot on the trail of a killer. All the old characters are back in full force, with a few new ones to add mystery.
This book was hard get in to. An overload of characters with backstories made me feel like I was missing something through the whole thing. This is the first book I've read by this author, but maybe if I had read her others (Night's Landing and Cold Ridge) first, this book wouldn't have been so confusing.
Fun and a little hard work. That's all Tess Haviland had in mind when she purchased the run-down nineteenth-century carriage house on Boston's North Shore. A weekend project that would get her away from her busy career as a graphic designer in downtown Boston.
Tess never anticipated getting involved with the local residents--especially not her neighbors: architect Andrew Thorne, his six-year-old motherless daughter, Dolly, or Dolly's "babysitter." Harley Beckett, the girl's white-haired, ponytailed, reclusive uncle. And Tess never imagined what it would be like to own a house rumored to be haunted by one of Andrew's ancestors.
But then Tess discovers a skeleton in the dirt cellar--human remains that suddenly go missing. And she begins to ask questions about the history of her house ... and the wealthy, charismatic man who planned to renovate it, until he disappeared a year before. Questions a desperate killer will do anything to silence before the truth exposes that someone got away with murder.
She had no time to take a break after a key role in the arrest of dangerous fugitive Nicholas Janssen. But with Janssen fighting extradition from his Dutch prison, US dipolmatic security agent Maggie Specer is not about to back off- ever with US marchell Rob Dunnemore turns up ashing some very tough questions, Maggie has no reason to trust Rob, especially when she learns he has a personal interest; he was almost killed thanks to Janssen then Maggie and Rob discover the body of an American diplomat then they realize there is another killer on the loose. Determined to tie the case up, Maggie heads to up state New York following a questional lead. Knowing she is holding back on him, Rob is right on her tail. And now she has no choice but to trust him. Because a trap has been set and they both walked right into it. This is a must read book for those like romance, suspence, and adventure in their books.
She has no time to take a break after playing a key role in the arrest of dangerous fugitive Nicholas Janssen. But with Janssen fighting extradidtion from his Dutch prison, U.S. diplomatic security agent Maggie Spencer isn't about to back off - even when U.S. marshal Rob Dunnemore turns up asking some very tough questions. Maggie has no reason to trust Rob, especially when she learns he has a personal interest: he was almost killed thanks to Janssen.
Then Maggie and Rob discover the body of an American diplomat, and they realize there's another killer on the loose. Dertermined to tie the case up, Maggie heads to upstate New York following a questionable lead. Knowing she's holding back on him, Rob's right on her tail. And now she has no choice but to trust him. Because a trap has been set and they have both walked right into it.