Title – Dark Horse
Author – B.J. Daniels
Publisher – Harlequin Intrigue
Genre – Suspense, Romance
My Rating – 4/5
For twenty-five years, the case of the McGraw twins kidnapping has remained unsolved. As the eldest son, Cull oversees the McGraw horse ranch, wary of prying eyes. So when true-crime writer Nikki St. James comes forward with new information, Cull can’t believe his father invites her onto the compound. His family has suffered enough—he’s not about to let St. James snoop and ruin them completely. But Nikki finds the eldest McGraw’s protectiveness as endearing as it is aggravating. After all, this case is personal to her, too… And her secrets can set the truth free—if they don’t destroy the McGraws first.
I must admit I’m pretty excited about this review as it is my first ARC. I received a copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to start with this – I enjoyed this book so much! It took me under a day to read it because I was so curious as to how it would end! I am very partial to the genre as when it comes to suspense, I always need to know how it ends.
When I first came across the book on Netgalley, the only thing that put me off was the cover. Unfortunately, I am a person who judges a book by its cover and I simply don’t like covers that have actual people on them. Animated figures or sketches are okay but never real people.
That being said, the plot itself was fabulous. Given that the book is also a Romance, I was worried that the romance in itself would undercut the suspense but it was well handled and laid out beautifully. There was no Insta-Love or any such cliches and the love story between Cull and Nikki itself complimented the plot beautifully. The suspense as to what happened to the McGraw twins, Oakley and Jesse Rose, was in the limelight and played out to perfection. It left the reader wanting to know more and more right up to the end.
When the book ended I spent 10 minutes trying to flip more pages because I wanted more! I wanted to know what happened to each of the characters and how it affected everyone!
All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to a fellow reader.