THE LEGEND OF SMUGGLER'S CAVE
THE LEGEND OF SMUGGLER’S CAVE (4.5) by Paula Graves: Since her husband’s violent death, Briar Blackwood, the newest cop on the Bitterwood PD, has battled to raise her son, pay the bills and be a good officer. When a ruthless relative tries to use her son as leverage to learn what her late husband stole from a crime lord, Briar turns to Prosecutor Dalton Hale to keep Logan safe. Dalton is certain that Briar’s husband had the goods that could break a local crime ring. Dalton hones his career ambitions with Briar’s help. Can she help him regain control of his family life as well? Graves drags her readers through the tumult along with her characters, who alternate between careening through winding mountain mysteries and stealthily unraveling a small town’s secrets.