Neggers gives romantic suspense fans what they want in this complex mystery with a bit of romance. Maine’s scenic vistas come alive, and the characters aren’t soon forgotten — especially a villain who’s impossible to spot. She skillfully combines it all to create a compelling puzzle, refusing to reveal all the pieces until the very end.
FBI agents Colin Donavan and Emma Sharpe have worked well together in the past and have barely begun their romance when their world gets turned upside down again — this time with Russians, arms dealers and a certain Art Nouveau jewelry collection that is in danger of being stolen. This brings trouble to Heron’s Cove and Emma and Colin, as well as their family and friends. The crisis is real, but who is behind it? Can Emma and Colin solve it without bringing more danger to the lives of those they care about, and without damaging their budding relationship? (MIRA, Aug., 336 pp., $24.95)