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Whispers in the Dark [Kindle Edition]

Kris Bock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Young archeologist Kylie Hafford heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. If only Danesh weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.

The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?

Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. A midnight encounter sends Kylie plummeting into a deep canyon. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she must face her demons and fight.

Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest.

“This book kept me turning pages until the end. The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. Excellent read!” Reader Suzanne

Ordinary women. Extraordinary adventures.

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Counterfeits starts a new series about art theft, Whispers in the Dark has archaeology and intrigue among ancient ruins, What We Found features a young woman who stumbles on a murder victim, and Rattled follows a treasure hunt in the New Mexico desert. To learn more about her latest work, visit www.krisbock.com.

Reader feedback on Kris Bock romantic suspense novels:

“The story has it all - action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....”

“The action never stopped .... It was adventure and romance at its best.”

“I couldn’t put this book down. You’ll love it.”


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From the Author

There was a time I considered becoming an archaeologist. I even went to an archaeology summer camp in junior high. But over time I realized I'm a generalist, not a specialist - I like to learn a little about a lot of things, but I can't see devoting decades of my life to one narrow study. Fortunately, I have writing. I wrote a novel for kids set in 19th-century Mayan Guatemala and another set in ancient Egypt (The Well of Sacrifice and The Eyes of Pharaoh, both written under the name Chris Eboch). My first book for adults, Rattled, involved hunting for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. These projects allowed me to explore history and culture.
Whispers in the Dark was my chance to be an archaeologist, at least for the length of the book. The heroine, Kylie, is working on her Master's thesis, doing research at an ancient Ancestral Puebloan site in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. She finds more than she bargains for, of course - including mystery, danger, and new love. She also falls in love with the Southwest, as I did after moving to New Mexico a decade ago. I'm grateful for the chance to share my passions with readers.

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Reader reviews:
  
"This book kept me turning pages until the end. The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. Excellent read!" 
  
"All in all, a great read, with a strong plot line, and likeable characters! I highly recommend this author!"
  
"The southwest setting and attention to authentic details will make the reader feel like he/she knows the place once the book is finished."

Product Details

  • File Size: 412 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pig River Press (December 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M6P6FA
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,957 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Interesting January 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a nice read. I liked the character and her growth and her ability to overcome. I liked/didn't like her over-thinking everything. I didn't like it because I just wanted her stop second guessing everything and to act. I did like it because that is exactly how I am! I like a strong female character and this book had one. The romance wasn't too sappy and while a week isn't much time to meet your soul mate, I can live with that. I thought the plot was good and believable. I loved the archeology stuff. It made me want to go out to Utah to see it myself! She made it sound so interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending and I enjoyed this book.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great setting, emotional arc, and subplot January 3, 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm not a big reader of romance, so I enjoyed the adventure/mystery aspects of this book the most, though there's certainly plenty of traditional romance for readers who hunger for that sort of sizzle. The glimpses of life in the southwest and the ruins of the Ancient Ones were fascinating for me, as someone who's spent a lot of time in the outdoors and in National Park-type settings but has never done so in that part of the country. The main character's emotional journey is well-drawn and satisfying, as is a sub-plot that relates to that journey -- that was another of my favorite parts. A quick read that should please plenty of readers!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Romance January 22, 2012
Format:Paperback
This book kept me turning pages until the end. The heroine was so human in her thoughts and desires, while learning how to trust men after being betrayed in the past. The mysterious stranger was totally sexy. The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. The writing kept me guessing until the end. Excellent read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Southwestern Romance/Adventure! April 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It seems that most authors today are crossing genre lines, and this book is no exception! Fortunately, that means Whispers in the Dark has a hefty dose of adventure and mystery, as well as a strong main character. Set in the scenic Southwest, Kylie is working through the trauma left from her previous experiences with men, while testing the limits of her education in the archeological field. She is learning to trust people again, in a setting that requires that she learn to trust herself first. The romance portion was not overwhelming or sappy, and this was due in large part to excellent character development. There were plenty of plot twists, and the ending was not at all what I anticipated! All in all, a great read, with a strong plot line, and likeable characters! I highly recommend this author!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure and Romance in "Whispers in the Dark" January 5, 2012
By Lois
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While this may be classified as a "Romance", the adventure/action balanced the romantic aspects very nicely. A mysterious sexy guy, a emotionally wounded main character, drug runners all set in a dynamic southwest setting - great ingredients for a solid story. The main character, Kylie, is a woman who is able to overcome some hefty emotional baggage and become a stronger person. The southwest setting and attention to authentic details will make the reader feel like he/she knows the place once the book is finished. This story has a few twists and turns that catch you off-guard and provide a satisfying finish. Just enough sexy to keep the pages turning without feeling raunchy. This is a well-written, fast-paced romantic adventure story. I'm looking forward to more work by Kris Bock.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing September 19, 2013
By DH
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The book had potential, but fell short of the mark. Part of the problem was page after page of first-person ruminating by main character Kylie whenever she was going to make a decision. This could and should have been distilled down to a paragraph to avoid bogging down the momentum. Some things were hammered at the reader infuriatingly repetitively. At one point we're told five times in three paragraphs that Kylie can't find her pepper spray. I got it the first time! But the most unforgivable sin in my view was how Kylie repeatedly, idiotically walked into dangerous situations, ignoring her instincts screaming that danger was ahead and rejecting the idea of asking for help first. Initially I gave her the benefit of the doubt on the basis of a difficult incident in her past. But when she was still waltzing obliviously into blatant peril at the end of the book I gave up any attempt to excuse or empathize with her. I did a lot of skimming and won't read more Kris Bock without evidence of dramatically improved writing or editing and character development.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining March 9, 2013
By Glenajo
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In the four-corners area of Utah, Kiley Hartford begins a new life working on a dig with high hopes. Almost immediately, she encounters things that make her ask questions from the men who work the park to the visitors she meets there. When she accepts a date with the wrong person, her life begins quick stepping into trouble.

With an interesting cast of characters, Bock builds a fun romantic suspense around archeology and in an unusual setting complete with romance and bad guys. This book has mystery, romance, fun, action, and suspense told in the first person. If this is your favorite genre, you will definitely find this entertaining.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised October 21, 2012
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I was surprised to have enjoyed this book so much. The action parts were really exciting and kept me reading faster. I cared about whether or not the main character escaped, which is a good job by the author. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good story!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Different setting
Fast paced story. I liked the setting a lot. It was different from what I uaually read. I would recommend this book.
Published 28 days ago by Deb
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good for a light read
Published 2 months ago by kim harvey
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It reads like a TV action movie.
Published 2 months ago by Jonathan Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked the theme and setting
I bought this book because of the archaeological theme and the southwest setting. It is well worth reading - full of romance and adventure. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Western Kansas
4.0 out of 5 stars action packed
Action packed romance novel. The hero on seemed to be getting herself into all kinds of situations to test her emotional strength, coming out ahead each time.
Published 7 months ago by Kedenna K. Canter
4.0 out of 5 stars Southwest Suspense
I enjoy books set in the desert southwest, especially centered around archeological sites, so this one started off on a good note. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Adventure Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Kris Bock has done it again!
I always enjoy Kris's books, but this one had me on the edge of my chair. A young budding archaeologist has arrived in the American Southwest to do research for her degree. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Marilynne Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Was not what I expected
This was a really good book, you start off thinking ghosts and wind up thinking killers. The characters were good, the location setting was great. Read more
Published 22 months ago by I Am Retired
4.0 out of 5 stars A romantic suspense
The heroine was a TSTL sometimes and she wouldn't learn from her mistakes, she would think "I should go and get help" and then she'd say" no I shouldn't run to someone for help I... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure/Romance
I enjoyed this book. While it is a romance,this part of the story occurs naturally, not contrived as are so many others. Read more
Published on January 19, 2013 by E. Simon
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