Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Amazon Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and for having me on this book tour! I was pleasantly surprised by this book as I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I ended up emotionally attached by the end and hoping that we see these characters again soon. I give this book four stars!
Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isn’t about to let her follow through.
Jenna Shaw didn’t ask for Lars’s help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Lars’s past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness.
But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isn’t their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?
I think my favorite part about this story was seeing two troubled souls find each other and help each other. We have all been there in life where the dark times seem to consume us and we could use someone to pull us back into the light. I thought Lars and Jenna were just what the other needed and can I just tell you how much I loved that it wasn’t a romance! Far too often mysteries, especially like this one, have a way of getting a romance story line involved and sometimes I enjoy it, but other times I think it takes away from the mystery the book is meant to be. Eliza just let this be a mystery with healing and growth occurring for the characters naturally.
I did think it was a little predictable in terms of some aspects (I obviously don’t want to go into specifics and do spoilers) but in other ways I was left unsure about so many things up until the end. That always makes me happy because I’m left guessing till the last pages and that keeps me involved and reading quickly needing to see what happens and who doesn’t enjoy that? There was nothing overly dramatic about this book, no big twists or crazy plot lines, but it was interesting all the same.
As I said I would love to see what was next for these characters. The ending brought about so many emotions and I just want to know how life goes on after that ending!! Ugh any who I recommend this for a light, quick mystery 🙂
I have a giveaway going on on my Instagram right now for one copy of this book, open to US/Canada and it ends 6/25!