Love romantic suspense? Try this new series!
For All to See
by Megan Mitcham
Publication date: April 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Pristine waters and purified evil.
Two by two, dark-haired beauties vanish only to reappear as hanging, plundered corpses. The Virgin Islands boast diamond-white beaches, lush green mountains, a rich cultural heritage—and a brutal killer.
Three years on the “Field-Dresser” case and Special Agent Nathan Brewer is days away from catching the bastard—if he can convince a certain brunette to trust him. Only the woman is more likely to take a casual stroll on the surface of the sun.
After fleeing her troubles in the United States for the quiet life of a school teacher on the island of Tortola, Madelyn Garrett never imagined she’d be fixated upon by pure evil.
In a fight for her life—with a dwindling number of friends—she must rely on her cunning and Nathan’s skills for survival.
A new series and a new-to-me author–I’ll be looking for more from both of them soon!
The “suspense” part of the romantic suspense novel For All to See was well done–by interspersing a few creepy chapters from the killer’s POV among the Madelyn and Nathan chapters, the tension was kept taut. His crimes were horrific enough, but seeing inside his head? <shudders> It’s definitely not obvious who the killer is for much of the book, which ratchets up the tension nicely as well.
The “romantic” element is also well done–watching two people who didn’t believe love would ever be a part of their lives finally give in to the inevitable was delicious. Both Madelyn and Nathan have dark areas in their past that have driven them to the lives they’ve chosen for themselves today–leaving readers hoping from the very first chapters that they’ll be able to pull off their own HEA at last.
My only complaint–if you can even call it that–is that the suspense plot is resolved a bit abruptly. I wouldn’t have wanted it drawn out too long, given what’s going on at the time, but it was over so fast it was almost anticlimactic. Really, though, it’s not much of an issue–I definitely wouldn’t have wanted a different ending there 🙂
We’re introduced to future series characters toward the end, and the synopsis for book two ( Painted Walls , with Nathan’s cousin as the heroine) definitely has my interest–already added to the TBR!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.
In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!
Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.