Sunday book reviews continues with my review of Wake-Robin Ridge, a romantic mystery by Marcia Meara. Read the review below:
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A PHONE RINGING AT 2:00 A.M. never means anything good. Calls at 2:00 A.M. are bad news. Someone has died. Someone is hurt. Or someone needs help.”
On a bitter cold January night in 1965, death came calling at an isolated little cabin on Wake-Robin Ridge. Now, nearly 50 years later, librarian Sarah Gray has quit her job and moved into the same cabin, hoping the peace and quiet of her woodland retreat will allow her to concentrate on writing her first novel. Instead she finds herself distracted by her only neighbor, the enigmatic and reclusive MacKenzie Cole, who lives on top of the mountain with his Irish wolfhound as his sole companion.
As their tentative friendship grows, Sarah learns the truth about the heartbreaking secret causing Mac to hide from the world. But before the two can sort out their feelings for each other, they find themselves plunged into a night of terror neither could have anticipated. Now they must unravel the horrifying events of a murder committed decades earlier. In doing so, they discover that the only thing stronger than a hatred that will not die is a heart willing to sacrifice everything for another.
My 5 Star Review: – A Hard Book to Put Down
I have to admit, I was more than surprised at how much I loved this book. I enjoy this author’s writing and I’d been looking forward to reading one of her books. At first I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the genre, but Meara has a way of captivating her readers. She could probably re-write the telephone book and I’d read it. With all the plots and twists along the way, I couldn’t help but get back to reading in my stolen moments.
Marcia Meara chose a clever method of blending two romantic relationships from two different eras into one story. This kept me wondering what one couple were doing while I was reading about the other until her story linked both couples together.
This book touched me with several emotions. I found myself smiling, crying, frightened, anticipating the outcome of the relationships right through to the end. Meara knows how to hook a reader, and naturally I’ll have to read the next book.