Falling Darkness (South Shores Series #3)

Falling Darkness (South Shores Series #3)

by Karen Harper

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At the mercy of a treacherous sea…

Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this—the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope, seven frightened people huddled in two small rafts awaiting a rescue that may never come. Especially when three of them are your ex-husband, your young daughter—and the man you love, Nick Markwood, whose pursuit by a criminal mastermind forced you all to run in the first place.

When the bedraggled crew finally reaches dry land, they are still far from safe. Nick tries to secure transport to their witness-protection placement, urging everyone to stick to the identities laid out for them. They don't need any complications. But when danger follows them to their supposed safe haven, Claire and Nick no longer know who is helping or harming them. Racked by doubt and mistrust, still hunted, they must band together—or fall.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319900
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Series: South Shores Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 102,704
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com

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Falling Darkness 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this author's combination of suspense, history and descriptions of locations .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I have read all three books of this series. Would highly recommend them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good series with a lot of suspense and action. My one complaint is with the vocabulary of Lexie/Meggie, she's four not ten. The adults rarely watch what they say around her and she acts way too old for her age.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Falling Darkness is the third book in Karen Harper’s South Shores Series. Somehow, I read the books out of order which means that I have only read the first and third books so far. Events that happened in the second book were referenced in this one so I would not say that this is a standalone book. I was definitely at a loss for some things that had happened previously. Nonetheless, I feel confident that I can give an honest review. The central theme throughout all of these books is that attorney Nick Markwood is on the run from a man named Clayton Ames who killed his father years ago and made it look like a suicide. This time, Nick and family/friends are in WITSEC on a remote island after their plane had previously crashed in Cuba and they had been hunted by Clayton Ames. Nick’s entourage includes his new wife and former consultant Forensic Psychologist Claire Markwood, her ex-husband Jace, their daughter Lexi, and several other people which seems to be very odd for WITSEC. For as much as I wanted to like this series, I felt that the main storyline played out far too long. I literally lost interest in bringing Ames to justice. To make matters worse, another killer was brought into the mix which made Nick and his crew seem like a magnet for serial killers at this point. The main characters were likeable enough but their social dynamics just didn’t seem realistic and was suffocated with tension. There is no way that anyone would agree to pose as the brother of their ex-wife’s husband regardless of how much they wanted to stay near their daughter. Plus, is anyone that unlucky? As the Scooby Gang got closer to solving another mystery, at least the action intensified but at that point I just wanted to get it over with. I won’t reveal the ending so I will just say that it was a long time coming. **Received a copy from the publisher and reviewed the book voluntarily.**
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MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Recommended for: hadji This is the third book in this series, and it does not disappoint, you are going to be in a plane crash, and then explore Cuba, and finally you are going to be driving a snowmobile on Mackinaw Island, boy life sure does not get dull. Now that our friends are in the WITSEC, we have hopes that their lives are about to get better and the evil will be caught and their will be an end to their plight. Surprises are in store for Nick and Claire and even little Tess, and Jace is going to have to accept that life goes on. What a ride we are in for and we pick up some extra people to live with us. Of course, nothing is ever on an even keel here, and unfortunately there is another murder, but who did it and who will be next. Your mind in going to be guessing in all areas, and when you think you know some of the answers, you may just change your mind. Do you really think the older man with dementia could hurt someone? What about another person who maybe in WITSEC, but not part of their group, yes the suspects abounds, but are we even close. You will be quickly page turning for answers, a really great end to a great series. I received this book through Net Galley and Harlequin Mira Publishing and was not required to give a positive review.