Thursday, December 28, 2017

BOOK REVIEW : MIDNIGHT SECRETS by ELLA GRACE - WILDEFIRE # 1 - SUSPENSE ROMANCE - HEADLINE

By: Ella Grace aka Christy Reece
Published By: Headline
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 418 Pages

RATING: 4.25 ZACH STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

On a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years, they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them home.

Savannah is the first one back, when a grueling case in Nashville leads the young prosecutor to seek shelter in the quiet of the once grand Wilde mansion. But when she finds letters casting doubt on her family’s dark, shameful past, she realizes that peace in Midnight is a shallow fa├žade and sinister secrets lurk beneath the surface. Zach Tanner, once the town’s bad boy, is now the new police chief and still has a wild hold over her. Zach can feel it, too, but he hurt Savannah once. As teenagers, they broke every rule together. Now it’s his job to keep her safe, even though he isn’t sure who her enemies are—or which ones might be his own.


BOOK REVIEW:

This first instalment in the series starts off referencing ten-year-old triplets, Savannah, Samantha and Sabrina Wilde and a horrible tragedy that befell them.

Fast forward eight years and we meet Savannah on her prom night—enter Zach Tanner.

Then we fast forward ten more years, equalling Savannah aged twenty-eight and Zach aged thirty.

The cover to this book made me think I was picking up a military type read. Possibly the title made me think this too, but I was wrong in my assumption. Sure the young Zach was bound for the military, but that is such a very small part of this book. Think underdog makes good and becomes the Chief of Police in the town of Midnight and picks up again with the love of his life, (he left behind) which he could so easily have sorted in the first place with verbal communication. But where is the angst in that? I was thinking it must be something extremely huge for Zach to have promised her what he did and then wasted ten years.

Somebody wants Savannah dead and Zach isn’t gonna let that happen and he’s also not going to waste anymore time.

Bravo!

All sisters have gone onto have careers in: law, law enforcement and private investigator. To this I wondered why the author used two of the sisters at such a late date… considering.

I enjoyed Savannah and Zach’s story, but I did feel the basis for Savannah coming back to the town of Midnight was great, but the rather rushed conclusion to the suspense that was woven throughout, was not great. The plot in this area felt a little deflated, for me personally.

I still really enjoyed this book and liked meeting Zach’s hot-security-company friends.

I will continue with this series. I like the sound of Sabrina’s character and would like to read her book.

I have to say as a side note: When triplets all have names like these three do, it can get hard on the reader separating them. Especially Savannah and Samantha. 

Oh look! I found this cover for Kindle and I feel it better represents this story. 


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