Midnight Dunes

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for the gifted copy of Midnight Dunes! partner}

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: πŸ“–
Pub Date: 5.24.2022
Star Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†


“After a scandal derails her television reporting career, Macey Burns comes looking for a change of pace in Lost Beach, Texas. She’s ready to focus on her first passion–documentary filmmaking–and has a new job working for the island’s tourism board, shooting footage of the idyllic beachside community. Her plans for a relaxing rebound are dashed when she realizes the cottage she’s renting belonged to the woman whose body was just found in the sand dunes.

Detective Owen Breda is under intense pressure to solve this murder. Violent crimes are rising in his small town, and he can’t stand to see anyone else hurt…especially not the beautiful documentarian who keeps showing up at the precinct.

With the clock ticking, cameras rolling, and body count climbing, Macey and Owen must use all their resources to find the killer without getting caught in the crosshairs.”

Book Review:

Well, this was a surprising read! I have never picked up a romantic suspense or read any of the other Texas Murder File books from Laura Griffin, but now I want to read the other two immediately.

I started Midnight Dunes yesterday and devoured all 328 pages in less than 24 hours. I was utterly sucked into the storyline and the chemistry between Macey and Owen. I’m also a sucker for a good police procedural. So the whole book was precisely what I needed. My only issue is that I wish I had read it while at the beach because the story’s setting would’ve been perfect!

Once the story took off and Griffin took her readers along for the ride as Owen, Macey and Nicole tried to figure out who the killer was, I was flipping back and forth trying to figure out what I’d missed from the story. Because I genuinely had no theories on who the killer actually was (which is shocking because I love to spoil all surprises).

πŸš” Police procedural
πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Murder mystery
πŸ”₯ Character chemistry
3️⃣ Multiple POV (Owen, Macey & Nicole)
🏘 Small seaside town
🀨 Kept me guessing until the end

As I said, I plan to go back and read the previous two books from Texas Murder Files (I didn’t feel like I missed anything by jumping ahead, btw). I highly recommend checking this book out if all of the ☝🏼appeals to you!

Format: 328 pages, Paperback
Published: May 2022 by Berkley Publishing
ISBN 9780593197325 (ISBN10: 0593197321)
Free review copy provided by publisher, Berkley , in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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