Dark Horse & The Mystery Man of Whitehorse: An Anthology

Dark Horse & The Mystery Man of Whitehorse: An Anthology

by B. J. Daniels

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373839032
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnapping
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 651,055
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and three springer spaniels. When not writing, she quilts, boats and plays tennis. Contact her at www.bjdaniels.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BJ-Daniels/127936587217837 or on twitter at bjdanielsauthor.



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Dark Horse & The Mystery Man of Whitehorse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
The hair-raising, heart-rending debut in her new suspense-packed trilogy! Dark Horse by B.J. Daniels is the hair-raising, heart-rending debut in her new suspense-packed Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnapping trilogy. I’ve been excited to read this book since reading the sneak preview that was previously included in Outlaw’s Honor. That chilling snippet actually gave me goose bumps at the time and the picture in my mind of the woman in the rocker holding those baby dolls has remained with me since. I’m happy to report that this full-length book did not disappoint! As Dark Horse begins, we meet Nikki St. James, a successful true crime author. Nikki is determined that her next case will involve unraveling the heart-breaking disappearance of two babies from their crib twenty-five years ago. Nikki has a close-to-her-own-heart ulterior motive in pursuing this particular story as Nikki’s father was tried and convicted of the twins’ kidnapping. Nikki’s mother still firmly believes that Nikki’s father was innocent. Nikki is bent on both clearing her father’s name and giving the family answers. Nikki has reached out to the twins’ father, Travers McGraw, and he has given Nikki carte blanche in her investigation. She will be staying at the McGraw’s horse ranch and will have full access to whatever she needs. The rest of the family, including Cull McGraw, our hero, are less than impressed. Cull has no patience for dealing with yet another reporter. He’s worried about his ailing father’s health and plum tired of the constant household quarrels. Even so, the desire of the entire family to move on from the ghosts that have haunted them for a quarter of a century is palpable. There is a clean romance included, but it seems superfluous to the who-done-it. There is little build-up to the development of the relationship and it seemingly happens overnight. That said, I liked both the characters and their HEA is warmly satisfying. As with her other books, B.J. simultaneously develops multiple plotlines. In Dark Horse, B.J. has interwoven a subplot centering around Whitehorse’s sheriff. It will be interesting to see where B.J. takes this… I can’t wait to read the rest of this trilogy and to see the mystery finally solved. In addition, the other McGraw’s brother’s stories are begging to be told. One brother, Ledger, is in love with a woman married to an abuser. AND the other brother, Boone, is unhappy and downright ornery; He will need a special woman to grab his attention and fix his attitude. A plethora of tense and downright creepy moments along with the intense desire to discover what happened twenty-five years ago kept me turning the pages into the early morning hours. My primary focus remains on the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question surrounding the kids’ disappearance, and, if they are still alive, where they are today. If you enjoy thrilling western romantic suspense, I would encourage you to check out B.J. Daniels’ books. Each one has been a winner and Dark Horse is no exception. My full review is posted at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This book if the first one of a series about the McGraw Kidnapping. The kidnapping of a set of twins which occurred almost 25 years ago with no clues , a woman in a mental hospital, an accused man that died on his way to jail and a woman that went from being a nanny to being the second Mrs McGraw. It’s the intent of true-crime writer, Nikki St James to find out what really happened and try to solve the kidnapping. But she does have ulterior motives for her investigation. Cull, the oldest of the three sons that were small children at the time of the kidnapping, is very protective of his father and family and not happy with Nikki’s intervention. The story is filled with lots of suspense, whodunit and suspicious people. As a mystery it was very engaging and well written. But be aware that the romance is minimal and only develops more towards the end. Though not a cliffhanger, the mystery is not totally resolved so future books are in store in this series. All in all, a story for those that enjoy a good mystery. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
JL_Coy0 More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. And I should also mention that B.J. Daniels is one of my favorite writers. Chapter One of Dark Horse caught my attention right off the bat. There is nothing like a nighttime visit to an insane asylum to visit a non-communicative woman who spends her days rocking two old dolls to get me interested. Marianne McGraw hasn’t spoken since the night her twin babies disappeared 25 years earlier and true crime writer Nikki St. James is determined to get the story of what happened that night. I thought Mrs. McGraw would be the scariest person in the book, but I was wrong. B. J. Daniels brought even scarier people into the story! Nikki is staying at the McGraw Ranch amid Marianne McGraw’s sons, her husband and his current wife (the nanny of the babies) and the staff. She is convinced that someone knows who kidnapped the babies and that it was not her father (who died on his way to prison for the crime). She was going to clear his name, no matter what. Of course, along with the superbly written suspense is a romance that quickly buds between Cull McGraw and Nikki. Cull doesn’t want anything to do with another rehash of the same story, he hates the invasion of their privacy and he doesn’t think it’s healthy for his father, who is rather sick himself, to relive the dark time over and over. But, Nikki and he manage to fall in love in spite of the fact that they know the other is hiding something. There’s plenty of suspense and mystery for everyone. Not so much on the romance part. This is the first book in a series so there was quite a bit of ‘world building’ which I happen to enjoy a lot. I loved that we return to Whitehorse, but was sorry we didn’t get to see more of the local residents. This would not bother most readers, but I loved all the Whitehorse books and had hoped for more familiar people to creep into the book. The loose ends were tied up neatly, with enough pieces leftover to tease us into the next installment in the series.