Mark Twain wrote: When a person of mature age perpetrates a practical joke it is fair evidence, I think, that he is weak in the head and hasn't enough heart to signify.
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Category: Romance: Mystery/Suspense
Average Rating: 2.0
A widower with four adopted daughters, Emmit McKay likes to keep a handle on things. But nothing can prepare the former FBI sharpshooter for the battles coming to his small hometown, especially the one which arrives in such a tempting package.
Savannah Walker moves to Blue Creek to take over as principal of the school Emmit's daughters attend. With a masters' degree in education and a no-nonsense attitude, she is caught off guard by the behavior of the McKay girls and never expects to fall in love with them -- or in lust with their father. But her intimacy with the family stirs up rumors and unearths secrets.
Savannah and Emmit cannot deny the chemistry which draws them together, but the closer they get, the more dangerous the stakes become.
When a murderer is hidden amongst you, you can't let the dead lie.
The kids seem unrealisticly smart for their ages, while some of the adults seem unrealisticly stupid. Savannah is the principal of the school, but the only kids she interacts with are the McKay girls. Blue Creek is Emmit's hometown where everybody knows everybody's business, but he seems to interact with few people of the town, even though he owns a business there. The story is very poorly developed. And unforgiveably, it ends in a cliffhanger.
Susan Marlowe's performance is satisfactory. I might have appreciated a bit more distinction between some of the adult character voices, but she voiced the children quite distinctly.
The story drew me in and I came to care about the McKay girls. I just wish the story was finished.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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