NetGalley Review: On Her Father’s Grave (Rogue River #1) by Kendra Elliot

Montlake Romance Published Oct. 7, 2014 Kindle
Montlake Romance
Published Oct. 7, 2014

Stevie Taylor left her small town life for the fast life of LAPD cop. When her father dies, she returns home for some closure and peace. But when a teenager suddenly dies after taking a new drug, the peace Stevie was looking for is halted as she is thrown into small town secrets and gossip in order to find the truth about this mysterious death. 

This book was hard for me to get into. I did finish it completely but it didn’t stop it from being a hard read.

What made it hard for me was Stevie. She was a unbelievable character. Her focus seemed to be on the love interest, even when the sudden death of the teenager happened, she was still not focused on her job. For the most part she wasn’t even focus on her father’s death either.

Don’t get me wrong the emotions was there but not enough for me to sympathize with her in anyway. I also felt that she was a flat note character. There wasn’t much dept to her other than the fact she saw some horrible things in LA. But even then the book doesn’t really zone in on it. It doesn’t shape her.

What I did like as the pace of the book. It wasn’t overly rushed nor was it too slow with details that do nothing for the book.  This was why I was disappointed in the book, the setting was perfect for was an amazing mystery and a complicated past. I understand that this is a novella but it didn’t lead me on to the actual novel.

Overall, I think this was a decent effort but it lacked in personality.

2 Pickles.

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