Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and general manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at capacity. But she is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.
Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaide's childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victim's past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friend--the woman he's quietly loved for years--kept the truth from him. To make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau can't press Adelaide too hard . . . because he's keeping secrets of his own.
Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?
My thoughts: Another wonderful mystery by Robin Caroll! I thought that Darkwater Secrets was a fantastic start to this new series, and had a hard time putting it down! The book does show some of the seeder side of New Orleans, and has some triggers in it, but Robin does a wonderful job with writing about hard things and showing how healing it can be to open up about being victimized.
This book has some interesting history about New Orleans, including the mysteriousness that surrounds the city. I look forward to seeing where the story goes in the next book!
I received this book through JustRead tours in exchange for my honest review.