Gone To Her Grave by Melinda Leigh is the second book in the Rogue River Novella Book series and it was as good as the first book. Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot are each writing two books in the series and they have both written a great book.
The second book revolves around Carly Taylor and her husband Seth. Carly is a social worker in Solitude, Colorado, and Seth is a detective in the same town. He has been assigned to work on a drug task force that was created because there is a new drug on the street that is killing teens. When a teen is accused of selling the drugs, Carly believes he is innocent and plans to prove it. Even if proving it puts her in harms way, she cares too much about people to let the teen down.
Carly and Seth are separated, and although they still love each other, they do not know how to fix their marital problems. Seth is very concerned about Carly’s safety and wants her to stop being a social worker. Carly feels that Seth does not respect her career, and therefore does not respect her. They are on such opposite ends of the spectrum that both fear they can never meet in the middle and save their marriage. Will they be able to save the town from the drug problem before someone else dies and save their marriage before it is dead too?
Although this book is a novella, I felt like it was a complete book. Some problems had conclusions while others have yet to be resolved. I am sure they will be addressed in book three and four. I again wish this was a full length novel (as I did with book one) because I wanted to learn more about the characters, the town and the drug supplier. I guess I will have to be patient and wait for the next two books.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. They are people that you want to know better and begin to care about. I want to learn more about them and see if they can resolve their marital problems. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The writing style is also descriptive and there is a nice buildup to suspense and tension.
I would recommend this book (and book one) to anyone who enjoys a well developed mystery. This is a new author for me and I plan on reading more of her romantic suspense books. If they are as good as this book, then I am in for a real treat.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for the opportunity to read and review this great novella.