Beguiled, by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand, is a suspense type story with a great mystery. As soon as I started reading this book, I didn't want to put it down. From the first page in the first chapter, I held my breath, as I pictured the scene; in it, Rylee Monroe had just brought one of her tenant's dogs home from a walk, when she heard noises upstairs. As always in any suspense movie, she didn't walk out the door; she walked up the stairs as cautiously as she could. When she surprised the burglar, the plot of the story became real. Throughout the story, I could picture every scene; the authors did a great job of making it all feel very real.
As Rylee continues walking her tenant's dogs and caring for their animals, she begins to realize that something about all the burglaries taking place is not right. She begins to realize that they may have something to do with her, as the burglar seems to follow her. Local detective Nate Campbell begins to get suspicious, as well, which serves to irritate Rylee to no end. Local reporter Logan Woods is out to get his story and catch this burglar before Detective Campbell even has a chance. As he starts to fall for Rylee, though, he begins to see some sort of connection, as well.
With romance, suspense, and a great mystery, this book is a definite must-read, in my opinion. I very much enjoy this type of book, and this story delivered. You can read more below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything. As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?
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(Disclosure: I received this book, free of charge, from Bethany House, in association with the CFBA.)