Laurie Lancey has always loved the old picturesque bridge over Council Creek; it's that beauty which gave the town its name.
A near miss... A chinese fortune cookie with a deadly warning
A murdered co-worker
She knows now the serenity is just a deception. Something sinister is going on here,
And it's all around her.
Investigator Nick Allyn barely manages to save her when the shots are fired.
"This tells me only one thing, young lady," he tells her firmly.
"Those bullets were meant for you.
And only you."
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I have mixed feelings about my first read from Tessa Carr. I really wanted to enjoy Danger in Shadow, and there were parts of it that I did. But there was just something that didn't quite connect with me. Threads of their story that were started but not explained or didn't continue on. That being said, the fast pace kept me reading to see just what was going on.
It all started with a blind date, a fortune cookie and a warning. It wasn't long until the bullets started flying and no one was safe. Enter Nick. He was bossy and just a hair condescending but it was all to keep Laurie safe.
There was a good build up to the final showdown. And when the big reveal happened, while I wasn't surprised by who was behind it all, I was a bit shocked at how unhinged this person truly was. How well they hid it through the entirety of the book.
Laurie and Nick's forced proximity romance was intense from the start. There was danger and steam and every now and then a moment that would make me chuckle.
About the Author
It all started with my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. J. Ever the elegant, perfectly coiffured lady, gave us an assignment to write a short story and read it aloud to the class.
Mine was about a group of fifth grade kids who went on a weekend camping trip, and encountered a grizzly bear. When it was my turn, I read.
Poor Mrs. J! I began to notice a twitch around her left eye sometime around the approach of the grizzly bear. By the time the body parts began flying, it had increased to her mouth, and her whole face was as white as a sheet.
But she was a trooper, and stayed upright throughout the whole story.
However, the other kids loved the story, because it was about them. Suddenly, I was hooked!
Over the years, my writing changed from gory stories (my term as a kid) to space stories. Then spy stories, and finally romance. But the other thing I found I really loved was mystery and romance. I wasn’t satisfied with just reading it. I wanted to write it!