>ARC Review: Cold Dawn by Carla Neggers


*This title is due for release October 26, 2010*

The small town of Black Falls, Vermont, finally feels safe again—until search-and-rescue expert Rose Cameron discovers a body, burnt almost beyond recognition. Almost. Rose is certain that she knows the victim’s identity…and that his death was no accident.

Nick Martini also suspects an arsonist’s deliberate hand. Another fire killed an arson investigator in California months ago. Now the rugged smoke jumper is determined to follow the killer’s trail…even if it leads straight to Rose. Nick and Rose haven’t seen each other since they shared a single night of blind passion, but they can’t let memories and unhealed wounds get in the way of their common goal—stopping a merciless killer from taking aim straight at the heart of Black Falls.

In Cold Dawn, Carla Neggers has crafted an absorbing tale of suspense that kept me guessing till the very end. She deftly managed to spread suspicion to almost every character in the book and throw in a few red herrings, too. The romantic angles had plenty of tension and she carried it nicely throughout.

Not your everyday romantic suspense, there were more plot twists than I would have thought possible, but she left no annoying loose ends. Her characters were multi-dimensional and by the end of the first chapter, I was vested in them. Well thought out, crisp writing, tense, and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Black Falls
Cold Pursuit-November 1, 2008
Cold River-November 24, 2009
Cold Dawn-October 26, 2010

Find Carla Neggers: Website | Blog

This book was given to Mona for review by NetGalley.


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