Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dark Summer by Iris Johansen

Copyright: 2008
Publisher: St. Martins
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 357
Challenges: Thriller and Suspense
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Simple Description:
Devon Brady is working a search and rescue operation with her dog Gracy when she meets Jude Marrok and treats his dog, Ned.   Marrok disappears and leaves Ned in her care.  This annoys her and she is tempted to keep Ned instead of giving him back to his owner.  Little does she know that by making her keep Ned in her care, Marrrok but Devon in a lot of danger.   It seems Marrok and his dog are being hunted by some rich old white guy.   This guy will stop at nothing to get his hands on the dogs.  

Devon is soon a part of this fight.  She tries to keep those she loves from being hurt but also believes the white guy needs to be stopped.  Of course, it wouldn't be a romantic suspense if there wasn't some attraction between Marrok and Devon.  

Now what you really want to know....my thoughts:
This book took a bit of time to really get into it.  I don't know if it was the way it was started or something else, but it seemed like I had come into the middle of a series.  I checked and it's a stand-alone book though. So for me, I had to get past that before I could really get into the book. I'm glad I did though. I really enjoyed this one.  It kept my interest and I wanted to know what would happen.  I loved Devon and while Marrok can be a pain, you can't help liking him too.  Of course, I'm a dog lover and so I loved how the dogs played a big part in this book too.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

It's been a while since I've read any of Johansen's work, but I used to really enjoy it. This sounds like a good one!