Thursday, July 31, 2014
River Road - Review
River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: 13 years ago Lucy Sheridan was a shy insecure 16 year old who ended up at a party she shouldn't have. Luckily 19 year old Mason Fletcher rescued her before things got out of hand. She never went back to Summer River or stayed with her Aunt Sara again. Now Sara is dead in a car accident that may or may not have been an accident and the events of that long ago night are unraveling.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Why I Picked This Book: I saw this book on the recommended table at my library and it demanded I take it home.
Pro: I liked the characters and I LOVED that when Lucy voiced her doubts about her aunt's car accident Mason doesn't treat her like she's stupid or try to keep her out of it but agrees with her and accepts that she's going to be part of the investigation even though he doesn't always like it. I also liked that fact that Mason and Lucy had history so when they became romantically involved it wasn't insta-love. The mystery itself was interesting and there were some fairly unexpected twists and turns. I loved Deke and I definitely want to see more of Aaron. Lucy also has my dream job. I wasn't aware there was a career path for forensic genealogist but that is now my answer to any dream job questions in the future. I thought Lucy was intelligent and her research instincts were a useful skill in this mystery. The fact that Mason had an investigative back ground also explained why they were kept in the loop regarding any police investigations.
Cons: While it was an enjoyable story and fast paced it was fairly shallow in some ways. There wasn't a huge amount of character development. It kind of felt that it was skimming the surface of the story itself.
Overall: Despite it's minor flaws this was a fun, fast paced read. While I think I've read some Krentz in the past it was at least 10 years ago so I'm excited to look for more of her books!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes, it was a fun romantic suspense.