The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Victor Simone, head of a hit man organization, murdered Belle McBain’s corrupt father. Following in her dad’s career footsteps, Belle becomes an attorney, but she can’t seem to move beyond the whispers of her crooked father’s corruption or his failures to his family. Instead of building a career in law, she escapes to a life of drugs and lives off her trust fund.
Unable to cope, Belle attempts suicide and is soon admitted into a rehab clinic where she tries to heal. However, her wounds run deep, so the healing takes time. Once released and three years sober, Belle begins a new life as a private investigator in Jersey City with the help of a friend in law enforcement. Sixteen years have passed … until everything changes.
One of Victor Simone’s cronies is in FBI custody and makes a deal. He says he’ll tell where the fugitive Simone is hiding if Belle agrees to meet with him. When she does, she begins to wonder if her father was ever a dirty attorney at all. As she searches for answers, Belle discovers more than she bargained for, including something more unbelievable than she could have imagined.
|Genre(s):||Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense|
|Series:||Belle McBain, #1|
“This is Belle McBain,” she said into the phone.
“Annabelle McBain?” a male voice said in a muffled whisper.
Though it was difficult to hear the caller, she was taken aback by the full use of her name. She also sensed the caller was young. Adolescent age. “Speaking. And this is …?”
“My name’s E. J. Water,” he said in a fast whisper. “I was told that if anything should ever happen to us, I’m supposed to call you.”
This book introduces you to Belle McBain. After her father was murdered, her life went downhill. Three years sober, life seems good – until…
With Dark Road Home, Angela Bennett has created a suspense story that starts slowly to portray past events as well as several important characters, if they are good or bad can be learned as the story proceeds. It is a quite compelling read that draws you slowly closer to Belle and the case. Angela Bennett reveals the characters’ mindsets, integrating them in the plot, you want to find the truth and/or reasons why as much as Belle. Belle is believable, determined, and stubborn. And who would not love geeky Osmond? The story develops from being on the slowish side to a faster and steady (really enjoyable) flow. Be prepared for some very interesting turns. I am looking forward to reading the next instalment.
This is a book for you if you like suspense stories with believable characters and psychological aspects, and if you appreciate determined female sleuths.
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|POV||Third person – past tense|
|Language|| – 😳
About the author
Angela Bennett grew up in Minnesota and received her BSN from Mankato State University. After graduating, she decided it was time for a scenery change and moved to sunny Southwest Florida, where she began her nursing career.
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