Today’s Sunday Book Review is on Pamela Wight’s – The Right Wrong Man. All is not as it appears to be when Meredith’s seemingly comfortable life becomes entwined with mystery, intrigue and a drug cartel.
Meredith Powers’ career as a medical editor seems safe enough as she searches for love with the right man. But she is pulled suddenly from her serene world in Boston to one of intrigue, kidnapping, and murder in the Caribbean.
Meredith’s simple life becomes terribly complicated when she works with an author who drags her into a drug heist. The reappearance of her ex-boyfriend, the D.E.A. agent, and the stunning response from her current accountant boyfriend all lead to complications, danger, and more than a few questions.
Meredith wonders if she really knows the people who surround her in her daily life. Her parents, her best friends, her boss, even her lover. She discovers that almost everyone holds secrets, and the unearthing of those cover-ups lead to mystery and danger that changes everything, and everyone, she thought she knew.
My 4 Star Review
Romance and intrigue abound in this thriller where Wight introduces us to some interesting and well developed characters with an intriguing storyline. At first we’re not sure how all these characters are connected, but as the story develops, the setting takes us from Boston to the Caribbean where we’ll find out the secrets the characters are hiding.
As the story begins, editor, Meredith gives up her romantic relationship with Parker when she can no longer endure his mysterious disappearances, and trades up for a calm and supportive accountant, convincing herself that stability is better for her than the constant mystery she lived in with Parker. The only trouble is, her heart is still with Parker.
Soon Meredith’s quiet little life in Boston is disrupted when she is forced by her boss to appease a demanding author by going to work directly with her on her book for a few days on her yacht in St. Thomas. And then the plot thickens where a seemingly little island getaway leads to Meredith’s entanglement in an illicit drug scheme, complete with a drug cartel and people in her life showing up in the intrigue. As Meredith is caught up in the cat and mouse chaos, she begins piecing together her suspicions of characters and mishaps she encountered back in Boston, and the men she thought she knew so well in her determination to escape and return to her comfortable life back home.
Well rounded characters and various sub plots introduce and carry through this romantic mystery. Although I found the pace slow, yet interesting as the story unfolded, after about a third way into the book, I couldn’t put it down once caught up in the action of Meredith’s web of deceit and determination to escape the drug lord who held her captive and the real identities of those she thought she knew.