Friday, September 14, 2018

Don't Close Your Eyes, You Have to Read this Romantic Suspense! (Review)

What would you do if everything you thought was true about your family turned out to be a lie? 

Annie Lakes has had the same recurring nightmare for years. Her heart pounding in her chest. A panicked voice, begging her to run faster. Her own bloodcurdling scream. But now Annie is starting to realize it's more than just a bad dream. She's starting to remember things about the night her cousin Jenny disappeared all those years ago. Things that make her believe her family was involved--and what they're hiding is much worse than she ever imagined. But she can't unravel this alone. She needs someone she can trust, someone like sexy Detective Mark Sutton ....





Mark has seen enough
--too much--to assume that Annie's story is a dead end. It turns out that her family is hiding some killer secrets. A long time ago, Annie was just an innocent little girl who saw something she shouldn't. Now she's a target, and Mark's running out of time to protect the woman he's starting to fall for. But how does Mark face off against a murderer who just may be someone Annie loves?

Don't Close Your Eyes
Texas Justice #1
Christie Craig
Pub Date: 8/28/18
Forever
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4/5
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Christie Craig welcomes readers to the Texas Justice series with a chilling suspense. Don't Close Your Eyes will keep readers guessing from page to page while falling into a romance right along with our hero and heroine!

The newly discovered remains of a young girl brings Annie Lakes' nightmares into hazy focus. Seeing one of her cousins again at an uncle's funeral pushes her to visit Detective Mark Sutton, who works on cold cases with surprising success. When she tells her story Mark thinks she's crazy, but still he makes a few calls. A few snatches from Annie's confused memories, and physical attempts on her life, turns into a hunt for a murderer. By this point I'm already intrigued and there's no turning back! Annie and Mark are complex characters that take the story to a deeper level. Their pasts and imperfections carry weight in the kind of characters they are and it makes it hard not to become invested in their story's outcome.

From where the story started I didn't expect where it would end. As more details were revealed about the case, the more I got a feeling in my gut that this would not end well. It didn't get as dark or sinister as I expected, but the tension was definitely there. I actually held my breath during a few scenes! The 'whodunit' reveal was a bit anticlimactic but overall I was surely kept in suspense to the very end.
*ARC provided in consideration for review*
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