Katie Reid is living the quintessential Southern California life. A dream job and her college sweetheart, Spencer top it all off. However, she can't seem to shake the terrible dreams that have been tormenting her nights these past few months. After seeking help to find relief from the exhausting effects of these dreams, it becomes apparent that Katie is dealing with something much deeper and much more sinister. Her only solution is to delve into a past that no one wants her to remember. With the horrific discovery of a dark secret kept hidden for years, Katie is drawn into a world mired in evil and lost innocence. And only with the help of Detective Marshall Avery will she be able to channel her pain and anger. But, will he be able to contain Katie's desire for vengeance that has begun to unravel her perfect life? The first in a two-part series, REDWOOD VIOLET, a fast-paced, mystery/suspense novel, will keep you up long past your bedtime!
Nearly the entire week had passed before Katie suffered through another nightmare, but in the early hours of this Monday morning, she awoke in almost a violent manner, the cause of which was becoming increasingly insufferable. She walked down the hall of their apartment when she realized Spencer wasn't lying next to her. He was in the living room, sitting on the couch. The glow from the television bounced off his face like a strobe light. Dawn had broken and a dull light filtered through the edge of window blinds.
"How long have you been up?" she asked, rubbing the sleep from her eyes.
"Since about three." He shrugged his shoulders. "Couldn't sleep."
Release date: September 27, 2013
I received a copy of this book in exchange for participating in this tour and giving an honest review. This book sucked me in from the first couple pages and wouldn't let go! It was not a good idea to start this while I had a break at work, because I didn't want to stop reading it! Katie is such an easy character to identify with and really like. I thought the author did a great job making the characters believable and very well-rounded. I highly recommend this book to those readers who like mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels. I can't wait to start reading the second novel to see what happens! (:
About the Author
Bestselling Author, Robin Mahle, lives with her husband and two children in Arizona. Robin found her passion for writing, which later became her second career, after spending nearly 20 years in the construction industry.
Having always been a lover of books, Robin attributes her creativity to the wonderful overseas adventures she has shared with her husband of 14 years. Backpacking (or certainly close to it), throughout Europe and having lived in England, opened her mind and with that came a steady stream of story ideas inspired by her author- idols in the thriller/suspense genre.
Through many late nights and weekends locked away in a room, Robin published her debut psychological suspense novel, Redwood Violet in the Spring of 2013. Intended as a two-part series, Robin is hard at work again writing the sequel, All the Shiny Things and is on schedule for a September 2013 release!