Saturday, September 1, 2018

Darkwater Secrets by Robin Caroll Review

A murder investigation uncovers sordid secrets and haunting mistakes

The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and general manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at capacity. But she is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaide's childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victim's past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friend--the woman he's quietly loved for years--kept the truth from him. To make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau can't press Adelaide too hard . . . because he's keeping secrets of his own.

Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?

I have to say the first chapter or so was a bit slow at catching my attention but once the action started it gripped me to the end! I wasn't sure what to expect in this read but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed how the faith of the characters played a role in this story along with other cultures practices. This story has a mystery to and once the crime was solved I thought the book would be over,but I was wrong. The author wasn't finished with the growth of the characters and I really loved seeing how Addy grew in the end. I love reading books that take place in my home state and especially New Orleans with it's unique dimensions and cultural. I do have to say though, the author note at the end calls New Orleans Cajun Country, which it is not. It's actually Creole Country. There are restaurants that may call their food Cajun but it isn't authentic Cajun,atleast not any I have eaten at,I have been sorely disappointed when ordering Cajun food in New Orleans until my bestie reminded me they cook it differently there,it's actually Creole cooking. Also if you Google Cajun Country, you'll see Acadiana pop up,which is made up of 22 parishes which do not include New Orleans. I actually live in the heart of Cajun Country. Besides that I loved seeing the author bring in some of the actual places,sites,food and cultural of New Orleans into the story.

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