Nom de Plume Rating: ★★★★★
Reading Time: 4 minutes
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of Silver Lake from Kathryn Knight in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author and/or publisher’s generosity. You can’t fake these stars, baby!
Rain Anderson can’t decide which is more unsettling–encountering the ghost of her missing friend, or reuniting with the man whose love she foolishly rejected. But one thing is certain: the past has come back to haunt her, quite literally.
Five years ago, Rain’s tight-knit group of high school friends unraveled when one vanished during their senior year. Now, a parent’s deathbed request has reunited the friends at Silver Lake, including Jason Lansing, the man Rain discarded.
Rain and Jason discover the powerful attraction between them has survived, but though Jason is willing to forgive, he can’t let himself forget. The possibility of falling for Rain again is too risky.
Slamming doors, crashing objects, flaring fires–clearly the ghost has a message to share. As Rain and Jason struggle to unravel the truth, they must face a desperate spirit in need of help–and a burning passion that refuses to die.
First Line: “Three hours. She would see Jason in three hours, if he left for the lake house when he said he would.”
Still reeling from her recent divorce, Rain Anderson is willing to do anything to distract herself. She’s practically flinging herself into the arms of fate at this point! Desperate women are hot. Words of wisdom right there. (FYI: I should never ever have an advice column.)
When Rain is contacted by the mother of an old friend, she agrees to help the woman with her dying wish…find out what happened to Brandy.
Okay, Kathryn Knight is my go-to author for romantic suspense because this is just WHAT. SHE. DOES. BEST. So now, Rain throws herself into the challenge, spurred on by the frightening appearances of Brandy’s ghost, and arranges for a trip to Silver Lake with the three other members of her high school clan.
If you don’t have goosebumps, then something is wrong with you. This is me giving that excellent self-help advice right now. 😉 You’re welcome.
“The repercussions of that long-ago tragedy were still haunting her—quite literally. And now, as a result, she found herself headed back to Silver Lake, based on cryptic messages from her best friend’s ghost”
☝If that doesn’t get your mind off a divorce…I don’t know what will.
Brandy had disappeared years before, and it tore their group of friends apart. Rain, Allie, A.J., and Jason all went their separate ways, unable to face the trauma of their loss. Now, though, it’s time to find the truth, even if that means dealing with the truth of their own lives as well.
For Rain, seeing Jason again means facing their inescapable attraction and the reality that he will likely never forgive her. While mysterious puddles of water appear, doors slam, and the ghost appears again and again, Jason and Rain wade through the intensity of passion and past hurts to find justice for Brandy.
Goodness me. How does someone come up with a plot like this? This isn’t normal. It’s brilliant. I absolutely adore Rain, her transformation, and her journey to find herself through helping others. Jason? Don’t get me started. This swoon boat is chugga-lugging in his direction, my friends.