My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Endless Night is book #2 in the Victory Cove series by Maureen A. Miller and it is perfectly good to be read as a standalone.
The basic premise of the story is quite interesting, Megan has witnessed a crime and now she’s on the run hiding out in the crumbling Wakefield House in Victory Cove. The house with its eerie setting had a good potential for a gothic thriller coz the author uses the elements of the weather brilliantly. The storm, the biting cold, the rocky cliffs, the danger of the submerging bridge, and the prospect of murder waiting to happen all add to the tense atmosphere of the story. Jake Grogan in search of his birth roots has no reason to get embroiled in the mystery surrounding the resident of the Wakefield House but his plans take a nosedive as the weather plays spoilsport.
The central portion of the story however could have been crisper as the parts that revolve around Meg’s terror felt endless but I loved how the author showed the care and concern that turns to love between the couple. As it is fairly evident how the story is gonna shape up it would have been thrilling to have an extremely rapid pace for the story, but the relationship becomes the focus in the middle before it reverts back to the original plotline.
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Meg and Jake as they both support each other in their journey. I loved how Maureen A. Miller has captured the haunting terror that Meg had living for the past year, the nightmares giving voice to the extremely dreadful situation she has been suffering.
If you are a fan of romantic suspense, go ahead and read Endless Night as it is sure to keep you engaged on a stormy night.
Many thanks to BookSirens and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
A woman hiding from her past.
A man searching for his.
Megan Summers has been on the run for over a year. After witnessing a murder, she fled as fast and as far as she could go, landing her in the remote coastal village of Victory Cove. Even with a new name, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the murderer finds her.
Jake Grogan has come to Victory Cove to unravel the mystery of his heritage. Instead of finding his grandmother at Wakefield House, he discovers an attractive stranger who will do anything to get him off her doorstep. Trapped by a storm, he’s forced to stay the night with Megan—a recluse who keeps a handgun under her bed and closes herself off from the outside world.
As Jake tries to unearth his past, he’s distracted by his fear for Megan’s safety and his growing feelings for her. Danger is drawing near and he’ll do anything to protect her. Will it be enough, though? Will it be enough for them to survive the endless night?
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