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The Mist, by Carla Neggers

The MistThe Mist. Finished 11-07-09, rating 3.5/5, romantic suspense, pub. 2009

This is Book 3 in the Boston PD/FBI series

 “What brings  you to the Beara Peninsula?  Davenport asked.

“I’m  hiking the Beara Way.”  She wasn’t, and she didn’t like to lie, but it was easier–and possibly safer for all concerned–than telling the truth.  “Not start to finish.  It’s almost two hundred kilometers.  I don’t have that much time to spare.”

“You’re on your own?”

She gave him a bright smile.  “Now, that’s a bold question to ask a woman having coffee and crumble by herself.”

Chapter 1

The story starts in Ireland where Lizzie rescues Keira from a man trying to kill her and then to Boston as Lizzie races to save another woman’s life while still retaining her anonymity.  Keira’s father is a spy and he taught her the tricks of the trade, but she is still only a hotelier and getting involved with a money laundering psycho may have been more than she could handle.

As a British spy himself, Will, was keeping his eye on Lizzie.  She knew more than she let on and he was intrigued by the mystery of her.  Back in Boston he was able to reconnect with his old friend and FBI agent, Simon, and get involved in the search for a man he thought was long dead.

I reviewed the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, but I would not recommend this one unless you have read them.  I’m sure that it is intended as a stand-alone novel, but there is a large cast of characters and they all have their own storylines and histories.  Even I had to pause once or twice to remember who was who and I’ d read the first two books!  That is a part of my biggest complaint with the book.  It was supposed to be Will and Lizzie’s story, but they did not seem like the focus.  There was just too much going on to invest much in them.

I liked the story and revisiting with old friends.  I recommend this series for anyone who likes romantic suspense.

This was a library book.

My review of Book 1 and Book 2

November 11, 2009 - Posted by | 3 1/2 Star Books | , ,

6 Comments »

  1. OH! Now this sounds like its right up my alley! Love books like this . I’m adding the series to my wish list. Thanks!

    Comment by Natalie | November 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’ve never tried romantic suspense, but I have one of Karen Rose’s books in my TBR pile to try. Great review.

    Comment by bermudaonion | November 11, 2009 | Reply

  3. I have never read a Neggers book, not sure if I will but thanks for the heads up about this one!!

    Comment by Staci | November 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. This one caught my eye a while ago. I’ll have to start with the first in the series.

    The first is The Widow and the second The Angel.

    Comment by Carol | November 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. I almost bought this book at the used bookstore yesterday but something told me to wait. I didn’t even realize it was part of a series. I still want to read it but will keep an eye out for the first two. Thanks for the review!
    By the way, I have something for you:

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    Comment by christine | November 12, 2009 | Reply

  6. Sounds like a good story, but it’s a shame you can’t just pick this one up and read it. Great review Stacy.

    Comment by jennygirl | November 17, 2009 | Reply


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