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Sins of the Past

In Dee Henderson’s Missing a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with Shadowed introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

Lynette Eason’s Blackout delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found–but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

Review

Dee Henderson’s Missing-It’s been a while since I’ve read a book by Dee Henderson. The mystery is fairly intriguing. I found myself almost skimming so I could find out what had happened. However, I had problems with two things: the romance and the detective work. The romance was kind of like, ‘hey, I’m single,’ ‘you’re single’ we should date. And the detective work felt real. I do not doubt Henderson’s research. It was just boring as a reader to go through all of their tasks. But it’s a solid mystery!

Dani Pettrey’s Shadowed-I was most excited about this novel as I love Pettrey’s Alaskan series. I’m going to admit that I didn’t love it that much. Most likely as a result of it being a novella. I just didn’t manage to connect to the main characters much, their romance felt rushed, and while it made since for hero to be involved in the investigation, it made no sense for the heroine to be involved. That said, added bonus for being the McKenna’s history.

Lynette Eason’s Blackout was my favorite. Most likely because in order for a novella to really be successful (in my opinion) you cannot have the hero and heroine meet for the first time. And in this novella, the hero and heroine had known each other for a while, so the foundation for a quick romance worked. The mystery was super interesting as well. Forgotten memories? Shootouts? Murder & Mayhem? Sold.

Overall, it was an enjoyable novella collection, that suffered a bit from being novellas. That said, you get a nice sample of various mysteries by fabulous authors.

**I received a copy from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**

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