I have read end enjoyed books by Suzanne Cass in the past, so when I was given the opportunity to read her new novel, I jumped at the chance. What an enjoyable read this was, full of tension, romance, suspense, danger, likeable and unlikeable characters. It is the first in a new series called Island Bound and I am looking forward to future books.
I really liked the two main characters in this novel Sierra and Reid who are both living on the Island for different reasons, but both for a chance to get away from the things life has thrown at them.
The setting of Kangaroo Island is very interesting to me, this is the third book I’ve read set on this island this year, I’m thinking I’ll have to go and visit one day soon.
Sierra has had heartbreak and tragedy in her life and has been living on Kangaroo Island for quite a few years, she is a bit of a loner and because of past losses, is loathe to let anyone get close to her. She also has a stalker who has targeted her due to an article she wrote about abducted children and the polices seemed incompetence. Now there is a child missing on the peaceful island, and she’s been looking at further abduction cases in South Australia, could they all be related or is that too much of a coincidence.
Reid is the new police officer in town and when he meets Sierra there is a connection there that Sierra tries to deny, but Reid is nothing if not persistent. There is also a deeper connection that will cause heartache and danger, I’m not sure how I would have dealt with finding out what these two find out, possibly much the same way as Sierra does.
The search for the missing child is all hands on deck and more than one terrible secret will be uncovered during the search.
This novel had me reading past my bedtime (I feel lucky that I’ve had so many great books like this this year).
Thanks to Suzanne Cass for a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.