Wednesday, 7 June 2017

BLOGTOUR - Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Piatkus (30 May 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349410909
ISBN-13: 978-0349410906

Love. Lies. Murder. A lot can happen... COME SUNDOWN
Bodine Longbow loves to rise with the dawn. As the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana, there just aren't enough hours in the day - for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to the ranch. Then again, maybe Callen can change her mind, given time...
But when a young woman's body is discovered on resort land, everything changes. Callen falls under the suspicion of a deputy sheriff with a grudge. And for Bodine's family, the murder is a shocking reminder of an old loss. Twenty-five years ago, Bodine's Aunt Alice vanished, never to be heard of again. Could this new tragedy be connected to Alice's mysterious disappearance?
As events take a dramatic and deadly turn, Bodine and Callen must race to uncover the truth - before the sun sets on their future together.

Cover:  A pretty cover, I tend to like the simplicity of Nora Roberts romantic thrillers.

I've read a fair few Nora Roberts books now, including her romantic thrillers.  While I can say I've enjoyed all of them, there have been those that I've loved that little bit more such as Whiskey Beach and The Obsession.
The first chapter of Come Sundown started off quite slowly, but the end of chapter one delivered a real sucker punch and really drew me in.  I actually had to re-read the last paragraph of this chapter because I was like 'woahhh'.
Set in a ranch/resort Bodine is a highly intelligent and efficient boss- she runs the resort like a well oiled machine, but at the centre of it all is her family.  They're all close.  Except for her aunt Alice who deserted them all years ago, left to try and become a movie star and never contacted them again, but maybe that's not all it seems.
Callen is a close family friend, he was practically raised along with Bodine and her brothers, and she may have had a little crush on him.  He left after his father squandered away his land and ended up taking his own life.  Callen left to forge his own path- and now he's back.  And there's definitely something brewing between them- but as local women start to disappear, and turn up dead, will they realise what's between or will it be snatched away from them forever.

The storyline on this one really drew me in.  I really liked that we got to 'see' scenes from both Alice's POV, as well as the villain.
I loved the family dynamic of the ranch- the family bickering, the old and hilarious grannies.

I was so into it that I managed to read it three days, which doesn't sound like a big deal, but with work at the moment, that's quite an achievement- you'll just have to take my word on that.

A great little romantic thrillers that fans of Nora Roberts will really enjoy.

4.5/5 stars.