Friday, September 20, 2013

Declan's Cross (Sharpe & Donovan #3) by Carla Neggers Blog Tour Stop

By Carla Neggers

Praise for Carla Neggers

"Heron's Cove gives romantic suspense fans what they want...complex mystery with a bit of romance. Negger's skillfully created a compelling puzzle, refusing to reveal all the pieces until the very end."

- Top Pick, RT Book Reviews

"Once in a while, a writer who's been at it seemingly forever reaches a new pinnacle. Such is the case with Carla Neggers in her latest superb adventure of romantic suspense!"

- Providence Journal

"Carla Neggers has emerged as the queen of the romantic suspense novel...Heron's Cove is a novel that is written with a gripping and suspenseful style that will surely have the most astute armchair sleuths and amateur detectives scratching their heads and guessing right up until the very end. Neggers does a first-rate job of creating scenes with images that are so vivid, one can almost breathe in the briny salt air along Maine's craggy coast.”

- Nashua Sunday Telegraph

Carla Neggers
$24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-1463-9

Book Description:

An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly in this riveting new novel by master of romantic suspense Carla Neggers.

For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan— especially since a Donovan is the reason for her broken heart. Emma and Colin are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Colin knows he’s a reminder of everything Julianne wants to escape but something about her trip raises his suspicion. Emma, an art crimes expert, is also on edge. Of all the Irish villages Julianne could choose… Why Declan’s Cross?

Ten years ago, a thief slipped into a mansion in Declan’s Cross. Emma’s grandfather, a renowned art detective, investigated, but the art stolen that night has never been recovered and the elusive their never caught.

From the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American driver who invited her to Ireland has disappeared. And now Emma and Colin are in Declan’s Cross.

As a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan’s Cross, the race is on to stop a ruthless killer…and the stakes have never been more personal for Emma and Colin.


My Review

5 of 5 Declan's Cross

Declan's Cross is an amazing book that left me wanting more. I will say this I wish I had read the previous books so I would know more about the characters but what I did get was great and I look forward to reading the other books. Who doesn't love a good mystery that keeps you on your toes because that is what this book did to me and just when I thought I had everything figured out nope no way it was something different.

Julianne is a Marine Biologist who just had her heart broken. She wants to start somewhere fresh and new so when the opportunity arises for her to go to Ireland she takes it. Only she doesn't know she is in for a world of trouble. When she gets to Ireland she is enjoying the scenery and sense of finality she has until she sees that things are not what she thought they would be and she is soon thrown into a world wind of crap that will change her life forever.

Then we have my favorite two FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan. They are in Ireland on vacation and Colin is trying to decide whether or not he is going to retire from the FBI after his last case almost got him killed. But while in Ireland the agents begin to look for connections between Julianne and a crime that happened ten years ago. An art theft that happened and was never solved. How is all this tied together? Is Julianne a link to the old case or is she a new link?

This is such an intriguing story that I need more. I loved every minute of it and I can't wait to read the first three books to get a better grasp on all the characters.

Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breathtaking reading experience” (Providence Journal) and “gripping and suspenseful” (Nashua Telegraph). In 2012, her Swift River Valley series debuted with Secrets of the Lost Summer, which garnered a starred review from Booklist and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and shot onto the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. 

Growing up in rural Massachusetts with a Dutch father, a Southern mother and six brothers and sisters, Carla developed an eye for detail and a love of a good story. Her imagination, curiosity and sense of adventure are key to creating the complex relationships, fast-paced plots and deep sense of place in her books. 

When she isn’t writing, Carla loves to travel, hike, garden and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband, Joe, are frequent travelers to Ireland and divide their time between Boston and their hilltop home in Vermont, not far from Quechee Gorge. 

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