Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle

Idyll Fears
by Stephanie Gayle

Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Two weeks before Christmas, Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch's suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can't handle the fact that's he's gay. When half the station calls in sick with flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction. 

To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll's crime spree, and he's beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found ...

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series and although in each book the mystery to be solved is self contained, there is such great character development from book to book that I think you should start at book one and then proceed to this book.  

The second book is back with Chief Thomas Lynch at the center of the story and his secret is out.  He can now possibly live his truth, but is he ready for it!  There were a few little mysteries along with the big one in this book and I liked that a lot.  The big mystery was entertaining but I think it worked to have some little ones in the mix also.  

So to give some extra thoughts abut this book.  I like my mysteries to stay pure and only have mystery elements in them with the basics of character development.  I don't love sexy times in my romance books generally, so I really don't love them in the middle of the mystery.  I found those moments to be distracting and for me didn't add to the plot of the book.  I skipped over the sexy times in this book and get back to the heart of the story.  

Tomorrow I review the third in the series and I wonder if there is more after this one.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

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