Shallow Grave: Karen Harper has done it again! Each of her South Shores novels are packed with a great combination of suspense and romance, and so beautifully written. I have been waiting months to read this and it was so well worth the wait- and the sleepless night due to reading through til the end!
In Shallow Grave, Nick and Claire have settled into married life and into sharing her daughter Lexi with her ex husband. As Claire is pregnant, Nick urges her to step back from forensic work and instead volunteer and focus on Lexi. This goes well, until a volunteer outing with the group of children Claire is helping, ends in a tragic death at the zoo. This tragedy propels Claire, Nick, and their loved ones into a new nightmare.
One of the aspects that makes this book easy to identify with is it takes place in Southwest Florida, an area I am familiar with from many vacations. As a reader, I always enjoy stories set in locales with which I am familiar. Naples and Sarasota are very familiar to me and such beautiful areas.
I highly recommend Shallow Grave to my fellow readers, especially if you are in the mood to grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in for a suspenseful several hours!
Publication: February 27, 2018 | Mira Books | South Shores #4
It’s been four months since forensic psychologist Claire Britten last crossed paths with danger. Finally feeling she can catch her breath, together with her partner, criminal lawyer Nick Markwood, Claire has settled into a new role, volunteering with a support group for children stressed by domestic violence. But a leisurely field trip to a wildlife sanctuary turns deadly, leaving Claire to question whether the death was an accident, suicide—or something far more sinister.
Nick gets the South Shores team on the case, hunting down anyone with a potential grudge against the sanctuary. But their investigation turns wild when other attacks come too close to home. With a hostile predator on the loose, Nick and Claire will have to race to unbury the truth before a killer wipes them from the endangered-species list for good.