A story of second chances, suspense, and murder. The third book in the Dark Falls line of romantic thrillers. This series is a multi-author collaboration.
Ariel Hamilton, a young woman whose father was framed for multiple murders while she was in college. Ariel lost her college fund, her father, her boyfriend, and her future after her father is arrested and convicted for multiple murders in the small town of Dark Falls, Colorado. He’s accused of being the X Factor Killer. Someone wants her to come back to Dark Falls, fourteen years after she left town.
Rhys Evans, a young man whose life was also changed fourteen years ago. He was headed to the NFL, but after tragedy struck his family, he changes his path for his future. He is now a detective for the Dark Falls Major Crime unit. He lost the love of his life fourteen years ago along with is future in the NFL. Will he find peace now?
This was the first book I’ve read in the Dark Falls, CO series. It was a good story, full of suspense, twists, and a great love story as well. The characters were enjoyable to read, Ariel is a strong woman who is sassy and resourceful. She has been taking care of herself for fourteen years and is able to keep herself safe when she’s being hunted. Rhys is a smart detective who finds himself starting to believe Ariel’s claims that her father was framed. He knows Ariel and is able to keep her focused when she is being questioned by the police. The pages turned quickly, and the story pulled me in from the first page, with the first case.
I give this story a 4.5-star review and recommend it to readers who like thriller, suspense, and crime stories. I hope to read more of this series in the near future.