Melanie P. Smith
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Rowdy Cooper was born into a family of cops, and he loves the family business. Then, one night, everything changes. He is shot in the line of duty and forced to retire. Depressed and a little lost, he moves to a sleepy little Montana town called Mount Haven. But, will the move prove therapeutic or lethal?
Bailey’s on the run. She landed in Mount Haven and fell in love with the peaceful little town immediately. She keeps to herself and reveals nothing, but her sharp mind and secretive nature has attracted the attention of the Cooper brothers. One is her new boss — the other the town sheriff, both are too perceptive.
As Rowdy struggles to rebuild his life, Bailey wrestles to keep her secrets hidden. But dangerous men are on the hunt… and Bailey is the prey. Suddenly, two sadistic conspirators emerge from the shadows united by one common goal; reclaim the woman that slipped from their grasp — and this time, there is nowhere safe to hide.
Good Police Story...
I like a good police story. I've read most of Joseph Wambaugh's books and enjoy them very much, especially his earlier works. You can tell immediately he is very knowledgeable of the inner workings of police work, and it reflects in his writing.
Recently I read Mount Haven by Melanie P Smith. The cover didn't shout police story but I was intrigued by a small icon of handcuffs in the title. What a pleasant surprise this book was. Mount Haven is a police story, a good police story, told by an author who obviously knows the subject matter.
The book starts in high gear and doesn't let up anytime soon. I was immediately drawn into the story line and was kept wondering what was going to happen next. I felt like I was right there with the characters. A very good read. Hope to see more like this one from this author.
A little bit of everything...
This book is truly... addicting.
When it opens, we meet Rowdy and his brilliant partner and I'm already set on edge wondering if they're both going to get out of the sticking situation that soon arises...
I'm later treated to a great cast of brilliantly designed characters who are all not too far into the process of starting over in a small town, and whose paths cross or are... intermingled is more like it.
It makes you think "everything happens for a reason" as things just ... coincide.
We're also treated to small town life - I absolutely love small towns and the quirky characters that tend to be involved - Mount Haven did not disappoint in this regard.
There is suspense and there is romance - and I do not mean together. The budding romance is in the midst of some intense action. The reader is repeatedly treated to the POV of the deranged antagonists in this fun adventure - making it all the more juicy.
I highly recommend this read - whatever genre you favor as it's got bits of many going on.
Very entertaining and I got sucked in to the point that, I missed it when I had to step away.
A really fun read.
*I did receive an advance copy for free in exchange for my honest review.