Book Review

by Maggie Shayne

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

In this thrilling follow- up to Sleep With the Lights On, Shayne amps up both the creep factor and the suspense. She continues to build on the sexual tension between the main characters, fostering a humming anticipation that builds as the story unfolds. She pairs this with an intriguing plot that will have readers guessing till the last page.

Rachel de Luca’s new life as a sighted individual did not start out well, and it continues to slide into the unreal. When she said goodbye to police detective Mason Brown she did not expect to see him again at the end of a whirlwind book tour — or over another body. However, when dreams turn into nightmares and she begins to slide into someone else’s mind — this time the victim’s instead of the killer’s — she realizes that danger is once again on the hunt for her. (MIRA, Dec., 368 pp. $7.99)

Reviewed By: Sabrina Cooper

Publisher: MIRA

Published: December 2013

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(4 ratings)

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Wake to Darkness

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 24, 2014 - 8:41pm.

Detective Mason Brown asks Rachel de Luca for help on a case. Someone is killing transplant victims. All of the patients received organs that came from Mason's brother. That puts Rachel on the top of the list of potential victims since she received his corneas. In an attempt to keep her safe, Masons packs up Rachel and his extended family and heads out of town to a remove ski lodge for the holidays. But the killer has followed them and more bodies are turning up.

This is the second book in the Brown & de Luca series. I liked the first book in the series, but loved this one. Rachel is a sassy self-help guru who doesn't take crap from anybody. She has only had her sight back for four months and wants to get used to it before diving into a relationship with Mason. Mason is a guy who is always trying to protect the people he cares about, even if his some of the things he does are sometimes questionable.

The ski lodge setting was fun, especially when the storm hit and everyone was stranded with a killer in their midst. I didn't guess the villain at all, but looking back I see the clues were all there. Can't wait for the next book in the series. My rating: 5 Stars.