Edge of Darkness is everything I love about great romantic suspense! Here are the reasons I think you will love it too:
- Great characters: Meredith is a child psychologist but also suffers from depression. She has self harmed and attempted suicide in the past. She still struggles at times and it made her a very believable character. Adam is a recovering alcoholic who struggles daily. Again, this made him relatable and flawed.
- Fun supporting characters: their circle of friends is filled with fun people. Kate, the FBI agent who knits, Clarke, Meredith's video game creating grandfather, Diesel, the hacker. They add a lot of depth to the story. I can't wait to read more about them.
- Location: As a citizen of Cincinnati, I loved hearing about places in my town! It was great when she would mention Fountain Square, Columbia Parkway, etc.
- Suspense/Mystery: The plot revolves around a truly horrific act-human trafficking. The story is well written though and Rose doesn't exploit the topic for shock value or anything. You really feel like you are solving the crime with them. The entire book takes place over a weekend and you get glimpses into Meredith, Adam, a young hooker named Linnea, and the bad guy.
- Heartbreaking: Linnea's story had me in tears. This was a problem because I was listening while I drove. Driving and crying are not a good mix. But, man, its impossible to not care about this girl!
So, those are my 5 reasons you should read Edge of Darkness! I haven't read the previous 3 books in the Cincinnati series, but I plan to. The audio is perfect by the way. My biggest struggle was not having whisper sync because I had the paperback and not the ebook!
Be a Good Girl
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: yes
- Trope: second chance romance, police/FBI
- Triggers: forced prostitution, child molestation, and human trafficking are all part of the story. None of the acts are detailed. Most of the story occurs after these situations took place and focus more on the after effects
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: none
- HEA: yes with epilogue a few weeks into the future
by Tess Diamond, Smoke and Mirrors
by Julie Rowe, A Cold Dark Place
by Toni Anderson...then you will probably like Edge of Darkness! See full review on The Book Disciple