Monday, July 28, 2014

Siren’s Secret

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Today’s post is on Siren’s Secret by Debbie Herbert. It is published by Harlequin Nocturne and is 299 pages long. It is a standalone novel. The cover has the main character in her mermaid form looking very pretty and mysterious. There is some strong language, sexuality, and violence in this novel; adult only for the best. The intended reader is someone who likes paranormal romance with serial killers. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Shelly Connors’s worlds- on land and in the sea- are turned upside down when an evening swim turns into a nightmare. On a sweltering night deep in the bayou, the mystical mermaid witnesses a horrifying act. With a monstrous killer now how on her trail, her and the lives of her kin are in jeopardy.
Terrified of becoming the next victim, Shelly has no choice but to turn to Sheriff Tillman Angier. Tillman has had his intense gray eyes on the sultry honey-haired beauty for a while. The feelings are mutual… and impossible to ignore. But he’s determined to solve the murders, and he knows Shelly’s hiding something. Can she trust with her deepest secret?

Review- This was a fun read. The murderer you feel both disgusted by and pity for, the heroine is between a rock and a hard place, and the hero needs to remember that no one is ‘normal’. All the threads that Herbert pulls together for this mystery/romance read work. I would wish for a little better dialog but it was not bad. It was all believable dialog but I just love the sharp back and forth kind and this does not have it. The heroine has two stupid moments but that is all they are moments; the she goes back to be very sensible and reasonable. The hero has a handicapped brother who helps he get his head out of his ass about the heroine and they had a great relationship. The paranormal felt very secondary to the plot of the novel to me but that did not annoy me at all. I think that if you are looking for a mystery with some paranormal elements then you need to try this book.

I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and this is an honest review.