Forgotten secrets. Forgotten lies. A family legacy…A determined killer.
On the outskirts of Singing River, Wyoming, a couple dies in a fire that ravages their remote mountain home. Everyone believes it’s a tragic accident—except FBI profiler Riley Lambert. She isn’t convinced, and neither is her fiancé, ex-Navy SEAL turned sheriff Thayne Blackwood. When they discover that the couple’s daughter is missing, Riley’s dark memories of her own sister’s kidnapping ratchet up the urgency to find the girl—before it’s too late.
Racing through a maze of deceit and a buried past, the pair find themselves under attack from an unknown assailant. Dodging danger, they follow a tangled web of clues pointing to a forgotten secret that Thayne’s Alzheimer’s-stricken grandmother holds dear. But when their deadly investigation veers too close to home and brings a twisted killer to Riley’s and Thayne’s doorsteps, can they save those they love and stop the murderer before time runs out?
About the Author
Robin Perini, the Publisher’s Weekly and internationally bestselling author of Forgotten Secrets, is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventures with a love story sure to melt their hearts. A RITA Award finalist and winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award in 2011, she is also a nationally acclaimed writing instructor. By day, she’s an analyst for an advanced technology corporation, but in honor of her mother, Robin has become a passionate advocate for those who battle Alzheimer’s disease. She loves to hear from readers. Visit her web¬site at www.robinperini.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the book and would give it 3.5 stars. The details from Forgotten Secrets were a little foggy, since it's been three years since I read it. The book pretty much picks up where the last one left off. Riley is so frustrating throughout the whole book. I wanted to shake her and make her see what is in front of her, instead of running away. Riley finally has her sister back in her life and a loving fiance, but still isn't happy. I didn't love Riley as much as I did in the first book. It's suppose to be a romance, but I didn't always feel the love between Thayne and Riley. There were twists and turns. I loved the whole mystery behind the killer and couldn't wait to find out the connection he/she had to the Jordans. When the reason behind the murders was finally revealed, I just didn't buy it. The motive felt like a let down, I guess I expected something else. Of course there will be a third book, where Thayne and Riley will hunt down all the victims. Poor Helen is always put in danger, but she's one strong lady. I enjoyed the story, characters and writing style. At times I felt like the story got bogged down by Riley's back and forth about staying in Singing River or going back to DC. The problem was easily solved, but took so long for her to come to that conclusion. I wouldn't mind learning more about Cheyenne and Brett's relationship in the next book. The Afterword was very touching. "We have learned to cherish and embrace the small moments of joy even as we navigate through tears. " Beautiful words on how Perini's family dealt with her mom's Alzheimer's. It must be devastating when your mom can no longer recognize you. Definitely recommend the book and the previous one. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I just hope Riley sticks with Thayne and doesn't keep doubting herself. Christmas seems too far away for them to wait. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Montlake Romance through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Forgotten Legacy is Book 2 of the Singing River Legacy series by Robin Perini. Even though I'm sure a reader could follow along just fine without having read Book 1, I do recommend at least picking it up as it shares a lot of insight into the back story playing out this time around. This is the only 2nd book I have read by this author and I must say I am impressed. This story is an edge of your seat, action-packed thriller with a dash of romance. Overall, it was a great story and I look forward to reading more of Thayne, Riley and the Blackwood family.
FBI Special Agent Riley Lambert's return to Singing River Wyoming was not quite what she'd hoped for. She's had a lot on her mind since completing her assignment in Washington DC. She wanted to speak with her boyfriend Thayne Blackwood, the local sheriff, but Thayne is otherwise occupied with a case. The Jordans' home burned to the ground and the husband and wife are dead. It takes Riley but a few moments to pronounce it a crime scene: the Jordans were murdered. Thayne knows Riley is the best and he needs her talents as a behaviour analyst to solve this case. They still make a great team, but will their romance stand the test of time? FORGOTTEN LEGACY is the second installment in the Singing River series, and while it is a continuation of book one, it stands entirely on its own. There is a lot going on: the arson investigation; Thayne's grandmother who is battling Alzheimer's; and Thayne's and Riley's romance which is not going smoothly. Their relationship issues are very realistic, and I couldn't see how they could make it work. It's rare to see the conflict for a couple coming from their career choices, and I really liked that. Riley is truly obsessed with her work, and this is one of those rare instances where I wouldn't have minded a little more romance, but it was great watching them at work. I must admit I found it hard to rate this book, because I found it quite depressing. It seems nothing is going right for anyone, apart from Madison, Riley's sister. There's Thayne's grandmother's Alzheimer's; another character has health issues - actually more than one. For the best part of the book, it seemed like Thayne and Riley would break up, even though they do love each other. I certainly was not expecting a barrel of laughs, but it was really bleak. Ms. Perini's writing is excellent, as always, but while all the characters are fully fleshed out, it was disconcerting that most are barely described. There is no physical description of Thayne or Riley, none whatsoever. They must have been described in the previous book, but I didn't remember; it felt like watching a black and white movie on a TV with bad reception but with exceptional sound quality. The story is quite complex, with many layers, but I'm still not sure what to make of the scenario with the killer. Robin Perini is experiencing first-hand the devastation of Alzheimer's, as her mother suffers from the disease, and this book shows how heartbreaking it is for everyone concerned. Make sure to read the Afterword and the Acknowledgements.