Darkwater Secrets by Robin Caroll
The Darkwater Inn stands in the intriguing French Quarter of New Orleans. A place full of mystery and mayhem. General manager Adelaide Fountaine soon finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when someone is found stabbed at her hotel. When she learns of a personal link to this victim, she struggles to keep her past buried.
Detective Beau Savoie is Adelaide’s life-long friend, but when he finds a connection with her and the victim he realizes she’s been keeping secrets from him. Will his feelings for her remain buried as the mystery unfolds or will it force her coworker Dimitri to step forward and win Adelaide’s heart before he can?
Darkwater Secrets is the first in the Darkwater Inn series and had me hooked from the first page! The mystery concerning the old hotel and Adelaide’s past kept me turning the pages. Also, not only does she have one handsome love interest, but we soon find out there’s two! Which will she pick? I know I have my favorite but readers will have a hard time choosing between the two suitors. Each has admirable qualities.
Robin Caroll is a talented storyteller. Loved the intrigue depicted in this book and the aspects of voodoo weaved in added to the mystery. The author’s research of New Orleans comes across strong and has the reader immersed in the French Quarter. The secrets of the old hotel is an added bonus! Love this.
The imagery used throughout is well done. You can picture everything and walk the streets with the characters. The characters are strong and the readers will fall in love with both Beau and Dimitri. They will cheer on the strong-willed Adelaide.
I can’t wait for the next installment in this series to see where Adelaide’s story will take us next. Who will she choose? Beau or Dimitri?
I give Darkwater Secrets four stars. It’s one mystery you’ll want to devour!
**An e-copy of this book has been provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.
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