Thursday, March 9, 2017

Darkness by Kate Sherwood

A murdered prostitute. An obvious suspect. Clear evidence. For once, Jericho Crewe has a straightforward crime to investigate, and Wade Granger isn’t involved.

It all seems so simple, but Jericho’s instincts won’t let him rest. As he investigates, he finds troubling suggestions that the murder is a part of something larger and more sinister. But working within the boundaries of the law may keep him from finding the truth. If Jericho doesn’t break the rules, an innocent man may rot in jail while a killer remains free to strike again.

Inevitably, it all comes back to Wade. Because who else knows as much about breaking rules? And who else knows Jericho the way Wade does—not wisely, but far, far too well?

The Common Law novels can be read on their own, or enjoyed in series order.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love this dark and gritty series so much! The third book brings us back to Mosely, Montana, where Jericho Crewe is now working as an under sheriff. This time, while the problems of smuggling, drugs, and organised crime still swirl around the town, Jericho’s focus is on a simple homicide.

This is the first story in the series with a contained story arc. This murder mystery has more depth and complexity than a stand-alone novel could ever manage. The wonderfully complex characters were established in the first two books – the complicated relationships and dubious morality aren’t new but they are expanded on in this third story.

For the first time, we see moments of actual intimacy between Jericho and Wade. I wouldn’t go so far as to describe it as romance, but there are flickers of vulnerability that humanise both the cop and the criminal. The chemistry between these two continues to build and deepen even as the barriers that keep them apart remain in place.

This story focuses less on the FBI investigation and more on Jericho and Kay. Kay gets more and more interesting as the story progresses and I’m really starting to love her. Similarly, Nikki and the bikers take a backseat this time as the murder investigation consumes Jericho’s time and attention.

In this third book, there are some important revelations that push the main series storylines forward, but they aren’t central. I really enjoyed the murder mystery interlude that allows for character and relationship development without complicating the story any further.

This is such a brilliant series and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Also Available in the Common Law Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Long Shadows post.

Book 2
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Riptide Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Embers post.

Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario, and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”—other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the subgenres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, sci-fi, or fantasy—the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions: How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels... sometimes it’s easier to bond with a nonhuman, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

With her writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future. (And check out her imaginary friend, Cate Cameron, who writes m/f romance and YA.)

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Darkness (Common Law #3) by Kate Sherwood to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of this series yet but I'm adding it to my to buy list. It sounds like a great series.
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