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Saturday, 11 July 2015

The Lair

The Lair A Sinner’s Grove Novel by A.B. Michaels

Publisher: Red Trumpet Press

June 2015

ISBN: 0991508947

Pages: 448

Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Verona, Italy

Daniela Dunn is an innkeeper that must travel from Northern California to Italy when her playboy father dies in a racing boat mishap. Going back to her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair makes her very reluctant, in fact she is petrified.  The mansion holds deeply buried secrets and terrifying memories. It is also a place with the price of honesty could be death and appearances are deceiving.

Detective Gabe de la Torre is her flirtatious friend that is tagging along unasked and he is also complicating matters. Daniela doesn’t need a babysitter but when she finds out he has a secret reason for following her to Italy it makes her even more upset.  Gabe proves he is much more than a friend when Dani is drawn into her family’s intrigues. He is a sworn protector that just might end up losing his life while protecting Dani. 

Gabe has family debts that are old that he needs to settle before he can start fresh with the woman that just might be The One.  Gabe soon realizes that they are now players in a treacherous game when the stakes are raised by a mysterious woman that reveals that Dani’s father may have been murdered. Gabe’s top priority is keeping Dani safe even as she tries to figure out just whom she can trust: herself, her family or Gabe.

This proves to be an amazing suspense story that takes the reader on a ride that doesn’t end until the very end of the book.  With several mysteries going on at once it makes for a read that is hard to put down as the reader tries to figure out just what is going on and who is behind what.  With each secret that is revealed it draws the reader in even more and makes for a story that is fun to try and figure out.  It is the second book in the series and while it can be read as a standalone the reader will understand things better by reading the first book before this one.  For those that like mysteries and/or romantic suspense this is definitely one to check out.

I give this one 5 red roses


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