Title: Mississippi Blues
Author: D'Ann Lindun
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: contemporary, romantic suspense
Reviewer: Storm Goddess
Review Rating: 5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: Five years ago Trey Bouche found his best friend—with blood on his hands—standing over a body. Although Trey wanted to believe in his friend’s innocence, he was forced to testify in court, and Jace was sent to prison for life. Trey returns determined to prove he was right. Even if it means losing the woman he still loves.
Summer Hill cannot forgive Trey, or his father, the chief of police, for the wrongs she feels they did to her family. When her brother escapes from Angola, Summer vows to keep her brother safe, no matter the cost. Falling back in love with Trey again isn’t an option.
Now, five years later, the past begins to unravel. Reluctantly thrown together, Summer and Trey follow a twisted path that lead them to the truth—Jace didn’t kill anyone and an entire town’s ugly secret is unveiled. But more importantly, can Trey and Summer rediscover the love they lost?
Review: One little town in Mississippi, two families entwined in the biggest upset five years ago, and now the past is coming back to haunt them. The truth will be uncovered somehow, some way, and hearts are going to be on the line.
It never fails. Every time I pick up a book by Ms. Lindun, I'm up reading late, turning the pages as the suspense, romance, and emotions are well weaved into a story that I get sucked in right from the start. This story has a different feel to the author's previous works, but one that I loved just as much. I immediately felt for Summer, Trey, and their families. Imagine being young and in love, with the whole world ahead of you until tragedy strikes. On top of that, things only escalate further from there when friendships are tested, and truths have to be spoken, no matter who gets hurt. Talk about some intense emotion and angst. I thought- how on earth are Trey and Summer going to get past this? Well, it's not easy, that's for sure.
We don't just get one love story from the book- no in fact, there is a sub plot involved. Two for one? I'm in! This only adds to the tension that I felt while rooting for Trey and Summer.
I found myself fully invested in the lives of the people in this little Mississippi town. The element of suspense keeps growing as the story goes on. The questions burn in my mind- Is Jace innocent? Are Trey and Summer going to find their happily ever after? And who is going around silencing people to ensure they never speak of the past again? I will tell you I was left guessing the entire time. I had no idea! That's what makes an excellent suspense!
For an emotionally driven suspense story, I highly recommend Mississippi Blues. In fact, i recommend any story by D'Ann Lindun.