Friday, April 9, 2010

Book review: And Night Falls, By Tommie Lyn

Spoiled and prosperous, Shelley Goodnight has never had to take care of herself. She has her mother and father wrapped around her little finger. But now she's tired of them being so protective. She wants a life of her own. Little does she know how much of a life she's about to get when she moves away from home, and rents an apartment on the sea side.

On an annual camping trip with her girlfriends, Shelley stumbles on the body of a man. Does she know him? And why are the police keeping an eye on her?

During the ensuing investigation, Shelley is forced to see her life from a different point of view, and her parents as though they are strangers. When it's all over can Shelley go back to life as she knows it? Will she want to? And how does Clay Cameron, the handsome deputy in charge of the investigation figure in the overall scheme of things?

Can Shelley find true meaning in the middle of a hurricane and a murder investigation? And can love find a way through the rain, hit men, and family members?

This is a well written book with well developed characters. I just have one warning. If you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down.