Book: Flight or Fight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: August 5, 2016
Length: 192 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie "Mack" Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.
Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.
Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.
Now THIS is how you do a murder mystery folks! It’s rare that an author gets the drop on me. I’m always figuring it out right away or at least half way. But for this one it took me right to the end. I literally cheered over the fact I was left stunned! I want to bake the author a cake!
This is such an awesome mystery with great drama and equally fantastic characters. Brantley comes to live in South Dakota from New York City to live a dream he’s had since he was a kid. Mack, the Sheriff, has his first encounter with Brantley when a woman is found dead and Brantley hovering over her. It was almost comical actually.
Of course Brantley isn’t guilty that would be too easy. But the whodunit is what was truly brilliant. We take this journey with these two and the rest of the town. Some near misses for Brantley who finds himself almost killed quite a few times.
So, we have this suspenseful mystery, Mack and Brantley falling in love, a billion secrets floating around this small town, some serious emotion too. Brantley finds so much more than his childhood dream though, he finds family. Something he really never had.
I loved the balance in this story. The love, drama, mystery, comedy, and just great all around writing. This is a wonderful book for someone who’s a fan of a well put together mystery and likes being on the edge of their seat.
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