Title: In the Waning Light
Two decades after her sister’s brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness…or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancé. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story everyone claims she cannot write—the story of her own family’s destruction—her perfect life shatters.
Determined to finally face her past, Meg returns to her hometown of Shelter Bay. Shrouded in cold, brooding fog, the close-knit coastal town harbors dark secrets and suspicious residents. One of the few people to welcome Meg back is Blake Sutton, her high-school sweetheart and the marina’s new owner. Desperate for clues, Meg digs through her family’s files. As Pacific storms brew outside, her passion for Blake reignites.
But someone doesn’t want Meg digging up the past. And that person will go to deadly lengths to prevent the writer from revealing a terrible truth.
Author: Loreth Anne White
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: November 3, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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I’m a little picky about my romantic suspense reads. I need them to keep me guessing motives and suspects at every turn. The small towns where everyone keeps their neighbor close always makes for an interesting setting. These people will cover for their brethren. They stick together til the end. Shelter Bay, Oregon happens to be that place. Twenty-two years ago their was a horrific rape and murder of one of their golden girls. Sherry had everything going for her that summer. It only took one lie to unravel it all. In the end Sherry’s little sister Meg was left alone, without any family, and little memory of how it all happened.
Flash forward to present and little Meggie Brogan is now a best selling true crime author. At first glance she has it all. She has an amazing career, a handsome and successful fiance, and she still has not really truly put her family to rest. All it takes is one talk show host to throw down the gauntlet on the lack of her sister having a book and Meg is parked in the driveway of the home she grew up in. The home that has now became a favorite place for vagrants to vandalize. The town is immediately thrown into an uproar over her visit, as they should be. Readers of In the Waning Light will get to go along for the gripping ride as this town’s carefully secrets are dug up and thrown about. No one will be able to escape the storm that has followed little Meggie to town.
This is the first Loreth Anne White book that I have read. It should be a good sign of the quality of book you are getting into when you see one of your favorite romantic suspense authors gushing about it too. The suspense factor was high here. While I did make some guesses that eventually lead me to the same conclusion it was still a some of the parties involved and how it had shaped their current lives kept my full attention. This is one of those books that I wish I’d have had the time to devour in one sitting.