- File Size: 1058 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Siren Publishing (June 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LLHNGPM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,464,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What a great romantic mystery novel! As soon as I started reading "Dangerous Secret", I thought of it as a modern day version of the Nancy Drew Mystery Series of old. The protagonist, Abigail Mackenzie, is determined to find out who killed her father just six short years ago.
Abigail is best friends with Julia, a lively redhead who is a free spirit that doesn't always play by the same rules as Abs. Both of these young women have found employment at a local hotel that is in the process of being totally renovated. Abigail finds herself reporting to the mysterious Ryan Newberry whose path she has crossed before when she worked at the ice-cream parlor. Despite the fact that he appears to have a secret, she is undeniably attracted to this handsome aloof man. Julia is smitten with the assistant manager, Shane Dempsey, who appears to have an agenda of his own.
There is no dating allowed between employees at the Washington Valley Hotel yet Abigail catches Ryan in an affectionate embrace with Kimberley. Abigail is totally dismayed by this display of affection and Ryan is frustrated with his reaction to Abigail catching them in this embrace. To complicate their situation, two murders have taken place at the hotel and Abigail seems to think they might be connected to the death of her father. After all, there has been little crime in this quaint little town of North Conway and now three unsolved murders...two made to look like suicide, have taken place in a relatively short period of time. Abigail is now even more determined to get to the bottom of it. What Abigail doesn't realize is that Ryan is doing a little sleuthing on his own...
Once I started reading "Dangerous Secret" by talented Author Jessica Lauryn, I could hardly put this book down. The mystery, the emotion, and the unexpected twists and turns grabbed my attention from the first page to the last. I look forward to reading another book in "The Pinnacles of Power Series". I definitely need to know more!
Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay
I hate writing bad reviews. I really do. As an author, reader and blogger, I understand how hard it is to put your heart and soul into a piece and have someone tear it up. So I'm going to be as constructive in my criticism as I can.
I really liked the synopsis when I read the book and had high hopes for this novel, which made what I read even more of a disappointment. This book was more of a polished second draft than a finished book. It needed to be read by an editor and have a lot of the spelling, grammar and sentence structure reworked. There were dropped words, misused phrases (i.e. lo and behold was spelled "low" and behold), and the characters needed some work. If the author gets this book edited, it would greatly improve the quality of her work.
Also, the characters were frustrating. Abby put herself in danger, and although she had a decent reason, it got tedious. Also, her relationship with Ryan was horrible. You suspect he might know something about your father's murder, and when he refuses to tell you anything to clear his name and makes you feel horrible, you still by some insane reasoning, decide he isn't involved, and fall into bed with him. I almost quit reading right there.
There were a few plot holes that could have been wrapped up quickly like the mysterious symbol. If the characters Googled the symbol, or looked it up, it would have cut out some story and solved that little mystery quickly. But the author did surprise me with one of the character's involvement, so kudos for that.
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