Dive into a web of intrigue and passion as Sara Claridge’s latest small town romantic suspense novel takes you on a heart-pounding journey through the wild landscapes of Dartmoor, England.
Wildlife photographer Grace Vaughan thought she could escape her past, but fate has other plans. Her father's death forces her to return to the idyllic village of Huntersford Leigh. Her mission? To arrange his funeral, pack up her childhood memories, and flee before her long-buried shame is exposed. But there's a formidable obstacle in her path—the enigmatic Devlin Judge.
Devlin, a former army intelligence officer with a rugged charm and a stubborn streak, is not only the executor of her father's will but also a relentless enforcer of its outrageous conditions. Sparks fly as they clash over the small print, forcing Grace to choose between enduring the judgmental whispers of Huntersford's gossips or leaving with just a handful of cherished mementos.
Yet, as the shadows of doubt begin to creep in, Grace can't ignore the haunting suspicion that her father's death was no accident. As the mysteries of the past slowly unravel, Grace and Devlin become entangled in a dangerous web of secrets, betrayal, and smouldering desires that refuse to stay buried.
new genre for me
I really enjoyed this book overall! At first I had a hard time transitioning from reading traditionally American books to reading an English book but that’s no fault on the author at all. Grace and Devlin had the perfect amount of “will they or won’t they” while all kinds of crazy things are going on in their small town. Romantic suspense is a new genre for me and I feel like this was the perfect book to introduce me to it.
I received an ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.