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5+ stars for The Secrets of the Ravine by @brendawhitesid2 #romanticsuspense #bookreview #mustread

Title: The Secrets of the Ravine (The MacKenzie Chronicles book 1)

Author: Brenda Whiteside

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

When a ringer for her long-dead love walks into her life the same day skeletal remains are found at the edge of town, Magpie MacKenzie can’t ignore what the universe is telling her…solve the mystery, or become the next victim.

Lawyer Zack Peartree’s life is orderly and entanglement-free until he visits purportedly haunted Joshua, Arizona, and meets free-wheeling shopkeeper Magpie. Despite experiencing troubling visions and odd moments of déjà vu, Zack’s instantly drawn to Magpie and to the unsolved murder which troubles her so.

Using clues from her father’s past and Zack’s déjà vu moments, Magpie and Zack race to solve the mystery, avoid a murderous fate, and to discover their future…together.

My Review:

Magpie MacKenzie knows she’s in trouble when a man claiming to be Zack Peartree shows up in town on the same day human remains are found. Zack bears an eerie resemblance to a man she loved and lost many years ago. The mutual attraction is swift, but she doesn’t know what to do. Her head says to stay away but her heart says something else. As they team up to solve the mystery of the human remains, she soon learns she might just be the next victim. Can she and Zack unravel the secrets of the ravine before it’s too late?

Secrets of the Ravine is an enticing romantic suspense from start to finish. Brenda Whiteside is known for writing compelling contemporary romantic suspense (her Love and Murder series) but in this one, there’s added depth with the historical mystery sub-plot. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. The plot itself is a beautiful blend of romance, suspense, and historical fiction. Brenda Whiteside gets a bonus star for her historical research. It really drew me into the story. The characters themselves are so richly detailed, they became a part of me. Secrets of the Ravine is book one in the series and I honestly can’t wait to read the next one in the series. If you’re looking for a book you won’t be able to stop thinking about, pick up Secrets of the Ravine. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Brenda Whiteside is the author of suspenseful, action-adventure stories with a touch of romance. Mostly. After living in six states and two countries—so far—she and her husband have decided they are gypsies at heart, splitting their time between Central Arizona and the RV life. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo. While FDW is fishing, Brenda writes.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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