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Shroud of Fog Cape Trouble #1 The secrets of the past haunt the presentCape Trouble a tiny Oregon coast town was named for the dangerous off shore reefs But some of its citizens seek refuge from their own troubleswhich have a way of following themSophie Thomsen's life had a Before and an After before the terrifying morning when she found her mother dead in the foggy sand dunes apparently having killed herself Now twenty years later she returns to Cape Trouble only to find her aunt brutally murdered Sophie takes over her aunt's crusade to save the falling down Misty Beach Resort and its old growth forest and wild sand dunes and beach from development even though she never wants to set foot again on Misty Beach But Sophie's memories threaten a killerwho doesn't dare let her remember too muchHaving come to Cape Trouble to heal his own wounds Police Chief Daniel Colburn investigates the present day murder but begins to suspect Sophie's mother was another murder victim not a suicide Everything he learns increases his fear for this woman he is coming to loveSophie's fate may be to die in a shroud of fog just like her mother before her unless she trusts Daniel to help her uncover her past in time Janice Kay Johnson has already written numerous romance books but Shroud of Fog is her first attempt at the mystery genre She does a good job at creating an interesting and gripping story around two deaths set twenty years apart which have in common than meet the eyes The two aspects of the story – the romance and the mystery – are well balanced and well mixed to form a flowing tale without lenghty parts The characters are interestingly built; Sophie and Daniel feel real to me and some of the secondary characters have been nicely set up for their own stories I can't wait for Naomi's on Augustus The mystery is well done even if it is not ground breaking I had or less figured it out before the end but it didn't prevent me from enjoying the whole readingAll in all it was a very enjoyable read and I am now willing to read the next book in the series and some of the other romances written by Johnson Good job Ok but the suspense was pretty light weight and the bad guy was way too obvious The insta love is never my favorite Fast uncomplicated read I think we have found a new romantic suspense author who is coming out of the Harleuin romance area like Nora Roberts Sandra Brown and Debra Webb just to name a few who made the jump from Harleuin to full novels with the talent that set them apart from the rest I see success for Janice Kay Johnson just like the other authors have found who started in Harleuin and then moved on to deeper novels because they had the IT factor to tell a story and hold a reader and Johnson did that in this book and I can't wait to see where this series will goAs for this book it was excellent I loved the setting the characters and the plot I was able to figure out who the killer was but that did not take anything away from this story like it has for me in so many others because I was so invested in the plot I wanted to see how it would all play out I mean when there is a murder that gets your attention only a few pages into the book one expects everything to go downhill from there Not in this book It grabs you in the first few pages and takes you for a ride you don't want to end I can not wait until August when the next book comes out Aunt Doreen had no idea when she started an auction to raise money to save local land from money hungry resort interests that someone would make a successful bid for her life But they did and a successful bid it was leaving her niece Sophie to find a body in the storage unit when she shows up to help She was expecting to find her aunt ready to work on inventorying items donated for the auction; she was not expecting to find her aunt dead Nevertheless she decides to forge ahead hoping to accomplish what her aunt was stopped from doing But do Sophie’s aunt’s efforts at ecological heroism have anything to do with her death Not only is Doreen’s dead body in the storage unit with the auction items but those items have been gone through roughly some broken and damaged by a plainly angry murderer Was it land or loot that triggered the chain of events into which Sophie finds herself headlong Sophie has already gotten than she bargained for by finding the only person left on the planet she loves no longer alive But there ends up being even outside her anticipated bargaining parameters when she meets the local police chief Daniel He’s out to crack the case of dead Doreen but also ends up interested in cracking open the shell around Sophie’s heart The romantic aspects of this romance mystery thriller are about what you’d expect As a dude I’m not strictly the target audience; I’m in it for the thriller aspect But the romantic bits are solidly written with a minimum of obnoxious behaviors and thought patterns sometimes found in the besotted by love but also conflicted by love characters of romantic fiction Johnson handles things smartly and tastefully The mystery is intriguing and sets up any number of potential killers keeping one hooked on finding out who did it and why The only down side is that the revelation of the killer is slightly anticlimactic I’d written off the character who turned out to be responsible as too obvious and was awaiting a left field reveal Nevertheless there are multiple “too obvious” potential villains so even my saying this doesn’t spoil anything Things like Johnson’s fast pacing friendly prose and believable characterrs Fans of mysteries romantic or otherwise will have fun

  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • Shroud of Fog Cape Trouble #1
  • Janice Kay Johnson
  • English
  • 21 July 2015
  • 9780989041850

About the Author: Janice Kay Johnson

Janice Kay Johnson is the author of over a hundred books for children and adults Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own These were sweet romance novels the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenesJanice graduated from W


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