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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:15 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Title: Hour of Need
Author: Melinda Leigh
Series: Scarlet Falls #01
Narrator: Cris Dukeheart
Length: Unabridged; 10 hours and 13 minutes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio (Audio)
Published: Deccember 9, 2014
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Genres: Fiction; Mystery; Romantic Suspense
Subjects: Man-Woman Relationships; Murder Investigation; Family/Family Loyalty
While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act... and neither were the murders.
Already devastated by her neighbors' violent deaths, Ellie Ross is shattered by the attempted abduction of her teenage daughter so she desperately turns to Grant for help. As they navigate a deadly search for the truth, they struggle with growing feelings for each other and Grant's impending return to deployment.
But time is running out. The killer is growing bolder by the hour, and Ellie and Grant must find him before the children become his next victims.
Best-selling author Melinda Leigh delivers another gritty mystery simmering with spine-tingling passion in this first Scarlet Falls novel.
©2014 Melinda Leigh (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Let me just start by saying that I devoured this book up! From the story, to the characters, to the narrator, Hour of Need has got it going on!
I found myself enamored in listening to the story, trying to figure out how it was going to end, and what was happening throughout! I think it had the perfect romantic suspense touch...not too much, but also not too little!
I had only listened to a collaborative novella series between Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, so I didn't have much experience with this author! I typically bounce around author's and series reads quite a bit, but I honestly couldn't wait to continue on with the Scarlet Falls series after reading this book.
I totally got excited over this book and series and I love it! I think that Melinda Leigh is well on her way to becoming a staple in the mystery/romantic suspense genre!
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