Dunn writes this enthralling, mostly fast-paced suspense in the third person omniscient point of view, giving the reader a clear knowledge of the characters’ thoughts and actions. There are many unexpected twists and turns throughout. This book leads the reader to strong emotions and opinions. We feel happy, sad, scared, annoyed and irritated, just to name a few, some at the same time. There are points where we sympathize with one character and not the other, and then reconsider when we get more information. We wonder, along with the female main character, which information is accurate. Recommended to all who love a good romantic mystery.
In this first book of the Langtry Sisters series, we meet Rose Langtry, who has been sent away, along with her two sisters, to receive schooling and is now returning after five years. She returns to two brothers who don't know what to think of her now, and don't much care if she lives or dies, even at the hands of one of them. On her journey home, Rose stumbles upon Morgan, her very tall, imposing, intimidating neighbor, trying to hang her brother for stealing animals from his spread. Due to the shortage of staff at the Sheriff's office, Morgan and some other men have been deputized into service. She remembers Morgan as having a grudge against her brother, and pleads with him to let her brother go, thinking that Morgan is out of line and telling lies. Against Morgan's better judgement, he releases Rose's brother, which leads to many negative ramifications. Rose vows to find out the truth of her brother, and Morgan, whether she likes it or not, while Morgan takes it upon himself to try to protect Rose. (ZEBRA, Jul., 352 pp., $7.19)
July 25, 2017