Book Review: Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan

Red Nights CoverTitle: Red Nights
Author: Shari J. Ryan
Genre: Mystery / Romance
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: 18 June 2015
Format: eBook / Paperback
Pages: 229
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US

Book Blurb:
I’m Felicity Stone, a twenty-five-year-old with my whole life ahead of me. Well, until recently.

I didn’t do it.

Why would they think I did?

Why would I want my twin brother dead?

Why is everyone looking at me like I’m a criminal?

Well, everyone except him… Hayes Peyton, the charmingly beautiful stranger I met in the park at midnight—a totally legitimate place to meet the man of my dreams. Plus, he knows I’m innocent.

Believing him is easy. So very easy. Maybe too easy?

But when you hear things like: ‘All good is laced with some bad, and everything you think is the truth—is nothing more than a blatant lie,’ it makes you question reality.

In Shari J. Ryan’s latest Romantic Suspense, Red Nights, you wonder how dark your world can get before all you see is red

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

My Review:
This book opens with a devastating fire in which Felicity loses her twin brother, but something is wrong, the police think she started it and killed her brother. The only person who believes her is a mysterious, but handsome stranger she meets in the park one night.

This book unfolds with so many twists and turns it is almost impossible to keep up with who has done what, who can be trusted and who is the person ultimately responsible for all the devastation.

Felicity is one of those characters who you feel completely connected to, she’s a reminder of the insecure part of all of us and this book covers the worst part of her life.

In a style of story where you can normally guess what is happening, this book kept me guessing through to the end. I really didn’t know how this book was going to turn out. Is this going to be a happy ending? Is this going to cut us down in our tracks? A truly remarkable story which keeps you guessing.

My only real disappointment is I feel the last few chapters skip through time really quick and feel a little rushed in comparison to the gentle flow of the rest of the book. These chapters just didn’t have the same warmth or feel of care in them that the rest of the book did. Had they felt that way to me this book would easily have achieved a 5* review.

Thank you to Booktrope for the ARC of this book in return for this honest review.

About Shari J. Ryan:
Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Ryan published the 3-book Schasm Series for Romantic Suspense/Thriller fans. She helped put her great grandmother’s holocaust experience into the modern reader’s bookshelf with the publication of My Kaleidoscope. TAG and Red Nights are written solely for the Romantic Suspense audience. She is hard at work on Ravel, a standalone coming fall 2015.

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