Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Goddess Fish Book Tours Book Review: Midnight Girl

Midnight Girl
by Nora LeDuc


GENRE: Mystery/Romantic Suspense



When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat.

Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit.

As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?


Excerpt :

Let’s go.” He dug out a four-inch black flashlight from his pocket and turned it on. He threaded his fingers through hers.

The simple action felt intimate and personal, but she didn’t have time to react. He was leading her forward. Sticks and twigs crunched beneath their feet. They ducked under branches.

The blackness closed around them. She struggled to inhale and exhale calmly.

I’m fine. She angled her head upward, seeking the starlight.

Suddenly, her shoe caught in a hole. She lost her balance.

Travis tightened his grip and reached under her elbow to steady her. “You okay?”

The hooting of an owl answered.

She wet her dry lips. “Super.”

They walked until the trees thinned. An overgrown field lay ahead. A shrill scream sent quivers shooting through her.

What was that?” She blinked, staring over her shoulder into the pines. “Was something or someone under attack?”

Red fox. You must have heard one before.”

Not that I recall. Though as long as it’s not Seth, I’m good.”

He released her hand and tramped to the edge of a field. “My uncle’s main hiding place was around here somewhere.”

Somewhere?” She tightened her lips to keep them from quaking.

I’ll find it.” He paced a few feet into the meadow of shrubs, knee-high gras, and waved her forward.

Found it by the large oak. He pointed to a towering tree bordering the forest. Its limbs seemed to hover just beneath the sky now a mixture of stars and clouds.

Review: Midnight Girl is the fourth book in the Love & Mystery in the 6 oh 3 series. It can be read as a stand alone, but you'll want to read all the other books by the time you finish. I know I did.  This book is one that is absolutely easy to read if you haven't read the other books, which is a very good thing.

I've been getting into more suspenseful reads lately and this book is definitely a winner. I'm usually a cozy mystery or thriller reader when it comes to mysteries. This was really a straight up mystery with some romance thrown in for good measure. I loved the relationship and backstory between Lisa and Travis. 

Lisa was kidnapped and now, five years later she learners her kidnapper has escaped. Even worse, there's a girl from her town missing, which makes her wonder if her kidnapper is at it again, and if he's going to come for her next for sending him to prison.

Her ex is back in the picture and he happens to be the nephew of her kidnapper. The relationship between those two is fabulous and very believable.

I was really impressed with the characters in this book. Lisa is a strong character. OK, she's a kick butt kind of character and so is Travis, who also has a softer side too, when it comes to a little old lady that lived near his uncle.

I liked that the small town police force wasn't totally inept as well as Lisa's desire to help in her own way, when it came to the investigation to find Ruthie.

There are a lot of twists and turns here, and more than one person scaring a lot of people, which makes this for quite the page turner.

This is a fabulous whodunit!  Nora Leduc is definitely an author to check out.

Rating: 4 flowers


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nora grew up in rural New England and still lives here. She has enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with her imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing.

You can find Nora on her website:,
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Nora LeDuc will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nora said...

Thank you for hosting and reading my book!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, I enjoyed reading it :)

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