Crimson Roses

Tess Thompson
Crimson Roses
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Tess Thompson
Release Date
October 2019
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.

Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister's friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school.

The sudden murder of her boyfriend makes it clear that a deranged murderer is taunting Pepper, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Pepper reluctantly reaches out to him, Roddy offers her his help. Together, they must dig into her past to uncover the identity of the stalker before his twisted plans can become reality.

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Nov 08, 2019   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
44 people found the following review helpful
CRIMSON ROSES is a romantic murder mystery suspense story about a young Veterinarian and those close to her who start dying. Pepper had a traumatic event in her past that she has tried to put behind her. She has moved back closer to home and is a partner in a clinic. Her life is going smoothly but then she receives some roses which throws her life into turmoil.

I enjoyed this story although I found the dialogue to be a bit stilted at times. I'm also sad to say I didn't really feel that rapport between her and Roddy most of the time. However, that being said, I really did enjoy the story. I found it to be intriguing and well-laid out. The whodunnit part was easy enough but I was more interested in how it would all piece together anyhow.

This is the first book by this pair of authors I have read, and I would recommend it to any fans of the above genres.
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