Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it’s clear that nothing—and no one—is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister’s murder, he’s buried himself in work while trying to hold his family together. Now, when he has a minute to breathe, he knows better than to get involved with a stranger, but it might be too late to keep his distance.
Dimon is a master at world building, and often writes heroic characters who find greatness within, rather than individuals who are weighed down with chests and walls full of medals. Everyday heroics are just as important as strong men and women who can leap single bounds—everyday heroics keep the world going ... readers get an immersion course in murder and mayhem with this second installment ... a complex story of love and grief, forgiveness and fresh starts. It’s a perfect story with which to wrap up the decade and forge a new path in the New Year. HelenKay Dimon is definitely on my keeper shelf.
Dimon’s second Whitaker Island–set romantic suspense once again plays up the remote location populated by a community full of secrets and fueled by gossip. Calm, capable Connor is the perfect partner for rattled Maddie, and their journey to happiness is smart and satisfying, though slightly marred by a villain with hazily defined motivations ... Quirky and sizzling.