A mysterious footlocker washes up on Livvy McKay's shore. Minutes after recovering it she is assaulted by an intruder. Wounded and unable to give chase, she is startled by a knock at the front door. A stranger is looking to rent a boat from her business, McKAY'S CHARTERS. Livvy doesn't believe in coincidences. Especially when the stranger is wearing black-just like her assailant.
Jack Morell is a desperate man. After receiving a cryptic phone call from his uncle-a call spiked with the sound of gunfire in the background, he is frantic to locate his uncle's ship. Warned to use discretion, Jack opts to rent a boat from McKAY'S CHARTERS for his search.
A defiant Livvy grills Jack, but deems that he is not her assailant. In fact, she learns that the trunk belongs to his uncle. Together, they uncover its contents, and now they are being hunted.
Someone doesn't want the world to know what is in that trunk. Someone who is well-connected.
Unable to trust the authorities, Jack and Livvy have only each other. Will it be enough to survive the Atlantic's frigid clutch?
Mysterious and Intriging!
Mist by Maureen M Miller is a story that will have you shivering with suspense as well as the cold of the Atlantic Ocean. Jack and Olivia meet due to a suspicious attack on his Uncle’s research vessel. From the moment they meet they are on the run from a threat that they don’t even understand. As readers we get to watch the mystery unravel with the characters.
Miller can always be counted on to deliver an original story with great characters and edge of your seat suspense. Mist is no different. I enjoyed being taken out on the sea and learning about things new to me. It’s always fun to read about jobs or adventures that I would never find myself in on a regular basis. I might think twice about going out to sea again after reading this. 😉
Olivia and Jack’s romance was authentic and built with the story. There are no crazy love scenes in the midst of running for their lives because that isn’t them. They don’t rush into things but think them through. They made it more real and believable. It’s sweet.
The set up for the next book, Dusk, was done quite well. I can’t wait to find out more about Amanda Newton of Blue-Link and Ray!
Mist is an intriguing mystery filled with a nice balance of heart stopping action and calculated escapes so if you are looking for a well written romantic suspense, give this one a read. While it is part of the Blue-Link series, each book can be read on their own with individual plots.