Expected publication: April 12th 2016
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
It’s rare I give a Nora Robert’s book anything less than a 4 or a 5, but I found this book very disappointing. You had to get more than halfway through the book before you got to the heart of the story of Naomi’s past catching up with her. The first 200+ pages revolve around Naomi trying to find her footing in Sunrise Cove with the place and the people, which is totally fine, but adding in things here and there about the killer and whats coming would have made the story a little less boring. I’d rather have the killers p.o.v. the hear about what Naomi made for breakfast morning after morning. We get flashbacks to her past which are interesting, but even those are few and far between. My biggest issue with this book was the climax. You think “Okay, here we go, now it’s going to get interesting” then 2 pages later it’s over and you’re left feeling let down. The characters were great and it’s a great story, it just lacks intrigue.