Monday, June 9, 2014

Gathering Shadows (Finding Sanctuary Book #1), by Nancy Mehl

From the Publisher:

Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.

Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.

My Review:

This was a really good book. Full of suspense and mystery... you didn't figure it out who was doing what (or who did what and why) until the very end of the book. The entire time I was reading I kept trying to figure out what happened. The plot was fantastic.

I really like the friendship that developed between Wynter and Zac (her photographer). I actually would have preferred them to be in a relationship than her and Rueben. That was actually the one downfall this book had... the relationship between Wynter and Rueben didn't develop. It was he's cute/ she's cute one minute and declarations of love 100 pages later with nothing really happening in between. It almost seemed as if Rueben was an after thought... a character created to help find answers to the family secrets... and he had to have a connection so he was thrown into a relationship with Wynter. In fact, it almost seems as if the author originally intended for Wynter and Zac to be a thing.

This book was a great one in terms of mystery and suspense... but the people/ relational aspects could use improvement. That being said... I recommend this book.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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