Welcome to Mystery Monday…
Just what is Mystery Monday? It’s whatever might be in my bag of tricks for the day. Could be a book recommendation or a review. Might be an excerpt from a story or even a piece of prose. One never knows what I might target.
Let’s roll the dice and see what shakes out…
I enjoyed how Nikki Belaire wrapped up the story of Shae Armstrong and Nick DeMarco. The story remained intriguing along with the characters. I applaud her use of suspense keeping me hooked through to the very end.
To be honest, Nick is a man not to be liked. He’s the type of character that if handled in the wrong manner, he would simply be the bad guy. But there are more layers to Nick than a kid dressed for a Michigan winter. There’s so much more to say about him. I wondered what a day in his life might look like. Belaire did a great job at giving us enough details that you don’t have to have another story about this influential man.
Shae Armstrong, on the other hand, deserves another book (or at least a novella). There are a lot of hints about what her life was like before Nick. Belaire dropped in bread crumbs, but I wanted more. Why would a woman like her allow herself to be dominated by her former fiance?
All in all, I enjoyed the conclusion to the Shae/Nick tale. Of course, Belaire left the window open for another tale about them. But I think readers can be satisfied with their ending.