by Karen Harper
Read: Dec. 1-6, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read
First Line: Though Claire Malvern was a sound sleeper, something woke her.
The Falls are what first drew Claire and Keith Malvern away from their fast paced lives in Seattle. But it will also be the Falls that ends their dream of a bed and breakfast when Keith’s body is found in the river, his death ruled a suicide supposedly from having jumped off the bridge by the Falls. But Claire knows her husband would never take his own life. But it will take all she has in order to convince the local sheriff Nick Braden that foul play has to be involved. But what they eventually discover about Keith’s death will shock them both.
This book had quite a slow start. But once I was able to get well into the book I really ended up enjoying it. My only complaint is that this book read like a lot of other books that I have read in this romantic suspense genre – the husband dies mysteriously and then the widow falls for the man who helps her in the aftermath. It all seemed sort of formulaic, however that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the book because I did, it’s just a feeling that I get from books of this sort in general.