Series: Baltimore #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Baltimore, MD
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Monster in the Closet
Also by this author: Monster in the Closet, Have You Seen Her?, Edge of Darkness, Say You're Sorry, Into the Dark, Say No More, Say Goodbye
The past comes back to haunt a high-profile defense attorney in the newest book in the Baltimore series from the New York Times bestselling author of Monster in the Closet.
In his work as a defense attorney in Baltimore, Thorne has always been noble to a fault—specializing in helping young people in trouble in an attempt to atone for those he couldn't save when he himself was younger. He plays the part of the bachelor well, but secretly holds a flame for his best friend and business partner, Gwyn Weaver, a woman struggling to overcome her own demons. After four years, he thinks he might finally be ready to confess his feelings, come what may.
But his plans are derailed when he wakes up in bed with a dead woman, with no recollection of how he got there. Whoever is trying to frame Thorne is about to lead him down the rabbit hole of his past, something he thought he outran long ago—which means Thorne must figure out who's been keeping track of him, how much they know, and how far they'll go to bring him down...
Death is Not Enough continues the stories of Rose’s Baltimore characters but you don’t have to have read the previous books. You can read these as stand alones!
You aren’t wondering who the bad guy is or what his plan is. The suspense comes from the ‘how’ aspect and its GOOD. Thorne was nearly framed for a murder as a teenager. He was found not guilty, but the real killer was never caught. Now, many years later he is being framed again. He is a successful defense lawyer, so there is no shortage of possible suspects and there is a connection to the original murder as well. No one weaves an intricate plot like Rose. She really is masterful at romantic suspense. Because the story is told in 3rd person, the reader gets to see multiple views-the good guys and the bad guys! I love this style-its so engaging!
Interlaced with the murder mystery is a friends to lovers romance between Thorne and Gwyn. Gwyn is one of Thorne’s partners in a nightclub and she also works as a paralegal in his firm. They have been friends for almost a decade, and Thorne has had feeling for her for most of that time! Gwyn barely survived a serial killer and is only now starting to get back to her life. She starts dating and Thorne realizes that he has to tell her how he feels. So, amidst the murder plots, scheming mob guys, and serious peril, Thorne and Gwyn realize they don’t want to face their lives alone any more. Its impossible NOT to like them-both are good, kind people who care deeply for those around them. Its easy to want them to get their HEA (and not get murdered or framed for murder)!
Death is Not Enough will keep you on your toes throughout and its a wild ride! If you enjoy romantic suspense that keeps you guessing, this is a great pick! There is enough romance to remind you its a romance novel, but it blends so seamlessly with the plot and danger!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: friends to lovers
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Obviously, murder, but many of the characters dealt with abuse-physical and sexual-in their past. It is not explicitly detailed but might be a trigger for some readers « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
The Tracers series by Laura Griffin, Killer Instincts series by Cynthia Eden, Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson…then you will probably like Death is Not Enough!
I don’t read enough romantic suspense and I’ve heard such good things about this author. I really need to try her out. Thanks for the review, Sam!
I totally love this author, this series. I enjoyed this one a lot. I think it helps with the overall enjoyment when you have read the whole series, all the characters mean more, you know the better. Anne – Books of My Heart