River Road: a standalone romantic suspense novel by an internationally bestselling author, Paperback Book

River Road: a standalone romantic suspense novel by an internationally bestselling author Paperback

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'A spine-tingling tale of a small town harbouring deadly secrets.

With humour, stunning suspense and romance: River Road is a complete page-turner' Booklist (starred)It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River . . . Her last visit there - as a teenager - had ended in embarrassment, when the boy she had a crush on dragged her away from a wild party.

She'd never understood his urgency, nor why her punishment from her family seemed so much worse than her crime.

Now Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time.

Mason Fletcher had saved her from a very nasty crime that night - and soon afterward, Tristan - the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her - disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.A lot has changed in thirteen years . . . Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother.

Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California's wine country.

But one man has stayed the sameMason is still a protector at heart. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery, Mason's quietly fierce instincts kick into gear.

He saved Lucy once, and he'll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .'Along with Nora Roberts, Krentz is one of the most reliably satisfying writers in publishing' Sunday Times


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Romance
  • ISBN: 9780349401614

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It's not often that I have to say this about a book but this is a straight contemporary romance with no paranormal at all in it, there are hunches, but that's about it. I feel a need to say this because I approached this story with thoughts of paranormal and kept expecting someone to start into that, but no. I think I would have enjoyed the read better if I had known this from the outset, but with Ms Krentz's output being mostly paranormal these days I kinda expected some to creep in.Lucy Sheridan has been away from Summer River for thirteen years, last time she was here she was dragged bodily from a party by a guy she had a crush on, Mason Fletcher, and ever since she hasn't gone back. Her aunt discouraged it and the kid who had invited her, disappeared mysteriously, now her aunt is dead and she has inherited the house and some shares in a company that has a winery. She works as a genealogical researcher for a private investigation firm and Mason runs a security business with his brother. When Lucy discovers a secret inside her aunt's house she feels a need to find out the truth and if her aunt's death is related to this discovery.I liked it, the end chase scene had me at the edge of my seat. I liked the characters and their reactions and how they had to build a relationship and learn to trust each other.Overall, an enjoyable read.

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