This is a sweet slow-burn romance wrapped up in a cold case mystery. Or the other way around. It’s not important, what matters is that Ms. Maddox found the perfect balance between mystery and romance with multi-layered characters and a well developed plot. As the main characters’ relationship grows, the author drops clues into the mystery to keep the reader guessing until (almost) the end. Maddox manages very well the introduction of so many secondary characters and murder suspects. The appearance of a character with Down Syndrome is welcomed in the genre and done thoughtfully.
Overall, a very entertaining mystery/romance. 4 stars.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.