Unearthing the Past (3) (McKay) Paperback – March 11, 2020
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- Publisher : The Wild Rose Press (March 11, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 282 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1509229531
- ISBN-13 : 978-1509229536
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.59 x 8 inches
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Charlie is the focus of this story and someone is out to get her and her daughter, Mack. Enter Craig who has moved to town to open a bar but has some ulterior motives of his own but he is quite interested in Charlie and her daughter. Charlie is a bit gunshy when it comes to men based on some past history, so Craig has to work past those walls she has built up around her.
All of the characters bring an interesting twist to the story with their personality traits and flaws. I suppose you could say that the McKay family is a bit dysfunctional and perhaps it is their upbringing since they were all adopted by the McKay family at various times in their life. Fletcher is the most volatile in my opinion. She is a police officer, yet she seems to fly off the handle the fastest. This is a good and bad thing but makes for an intriguing character and I wonder what her story is and what events in her past created her character.
The mystery/suspense portion of the story is well crafted and if you can figure out who the perpetrator is before the reveal you are a better sleuth than me. There really are not many clues other than it is someone tied to Charlie's past. I honestly had no idea who to suspect.
The only thing I didn't like about this book was the number of f* bombs and other profanity. I don't mind some, but this had a bit more than I personally prefer.
Overall we enjoyed the book and give it 3 paws up.
This book focuses on Charlie, who is the second oldest of the McKay sisters, and runs a diner in their small Southern town of Blue Creek. Charlie also has a young daughter, Mack; whose father was never in the picture and has died. As the book opens, a grave has been robbed and the body of Mack’s father is left in a box on Charlie’s porch. This starts a series of events targeting Charlie. At the same time, she meets Craig Sutton who is new to town and staying at her sister’s B&B apartment. Clearly, he has a secret as to why he is in town and Charlie thinks he is interested in her sister, Alex. Yet there seems to be an attraction between Charlie and Craig.
This is a good story that I found compelling to keep reading. There were a few secrets and mysteries to keep me engaged and wanting to find out how it would be resolved. Although I did feel like I needed some information from the second book, I really liked much of this book. Most especially the conversation Charlie has with her father about how a single parent enters into a new relationship and the extra hurdles because of the child(ren). This was so well done because I remember it from the first book and part of me wanted a bit more color at that time.
W.L. Brooks has a lyrical and warm way of writing a story, drawing the reader in and holding them enthralled effortlessly. Here in this third installment of the McKay Series, we get to see the blossoming of the relationship between Craig Sutton and Charlie McKay.
There’s a sweet slow burn coupled with the wild insta-crush they each have on the other. Watching them as they dance around each other, orbiting while not quite touching, until they finally come together in a truly prismatic display has been quite a joy!
If you like Eliza Quinn or L.A. Pepper, you will love this book!
This is book 3 in a series and can be read as a stand alone. I have not read any of the other books about this family and I had a hard time keeping up with all of the family members. I made it through the book fine and loved the characters but I do think I would have enjoyed the story more with having the background and character building of the first two books. I did like the family dynamic and suspense in the story. I also enjoyed the romance and passion aspect. Overall it was a good read and I wound recommend it to others.