Review: Backcountry Cover-Up
Harlequin Intrigue
Wayne Jordan (A)
REVIEW: With BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP, Denise N. Wheatley pens the perfect addition to her growing portfolio of excellent romantic suspense. When Todd Jacobson’s sister is murdered, he teams up with private investigator, Elle Scott, to investigate the murder. The story takes readers on a thrilling ride into the dubious world of pyramid schemes.

I enjoyed everything about this latest romantic suspense by Ms. Wheatley. It is fast paced, gripping and has the right amount of romance to satisfy fans of the genre. I liked the protagonists,  Todd and Elle, from the beginning and enjoyed the slow burn of heat between them which did not distract from their desire to find the truth. From the beginning they are perfect matched and driven, their determination and skills evenly matched. However, the truth does not come easy and the twists and turns along the way are realistic and makes it difficult to find out the identity of the killer. To be honest, I was surprised when the killer is revealed.

The secondary characters, mainly suspects, are a varied bunch and contribute to the suspense of the story. Slone is cool and calculating while Sheriff Glover is downright lazy and serves to highlight how good Elle and Todd are at their jobs.

Add to all the others good characteristics of the book is the festival feel of Christmas and the reference to holiday fare.
BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP is my favorite of Ms. Wheatley’s books to date. I highly recommend it. For fans of romantic suspense, this is the perfect book for those lazy  wintry nights. Be sure to get your copy.

1st January 2023 |