REVIEW by Lorna: Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne – RELEASED TODAY! (@maggiesh​ayne,@Moll​ykatie112)

Stranded with a murderer…

Rachel de Luca’s uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self-help celebrity. Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people’s most carefully hidden secrets. But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep. As for Mason, he sees Rachel more clearly than she’d like to admit.

After a single night of adrenaline-fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance—until a string of murders brings them together again. Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.

As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies. Rachel knows she’s a target. Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy her—or save them both and stop a killer?


This book is the sequel to Sleep With the Lights On, a really good book that I enjoyed. So of course when i saw this book, I had to request it from Net Galley. I received this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

It’s a couple of months since the last book ended and also several weeks since Rachel has seen Mason. Mason is the detective that worked with her when she was terrorized by a serial killer. They both have a thing for each other but have decided to back off due to Rachel getting her sight back and wanting to experience everything she has missed since she lost her sight as a child. They thought that the murders had stopped with the death of the killer, but they are wrong. Someone is killing the people that were a recipient of a body part from Mason’s brother. This means that Rachel is in danger due to her having Mason’s brother’s corneas.

I really enjoyed the first book and this book was just as good. I thought the book was going in one direction and I ended up being completely wrong. I love books that surprise me, especially when it’s a mystery or thriller. More often then not, I am able to figure out what is going to happen and that didn’t happen. That in itself, made this a good mystery, at least in my mind it does. That wasn’t the only thing that made this book good though. The author has written two really great characters, those of Rachel and Mason. The chemistry between the two was pretty amazing,. And I would be remiss, if I didn’t mention the dog. Myrtle was my favorite part of the first book and she is just as memorable this time. I really think it would be hard to not fall in love with this little elderly, blind, bulldog.

It was a quick read and paced perfectly for a mystery of this type. The premise was interesting and the characters well written. It ended up having a good romance and I enjoyed getting to know more about Rachel and Mason. I have been reading this author’s mysteries for quite awhile now and I am sure I will continue to read them for as long as she writes them.


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