Review: No Turning Back by Tiffany A. Snow

Review: No Turning Back by Tiffany A. SnowNo Turning Back by Tiffany A. Snow

Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Montlake Romance on June 9, 2011
Pages: 392
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five-stars  

I love Romantic Suspense stories where I have no idea who the lead character should trust particularly when the distrust is aimed at the love interest (or interests in this case).  This one fit that bill nicely.  I am not certain if this is Tiffany Snow’s first book, but if it was it was a bang up start.  She is a new to me author that delivered on the goods.

The story revolves around a gal, Kathleen Turner (no not that one) who is left alone in the world to make her own way.  She moves from her small town to the city of Indianapolis where she has a day job as a runner in a law firm and at night she’s a bartender.  Her life is nothing special- just trying to pay the bills, hoping things get better, and daydreaming about her handsome boss- that is until she trips and does a face plant into his lap scattering the pages of the file he requested all over the conference room.  Kathleen now tries not to daydream of the boss and avoids him.  All is normal until the night when her neighbor and friend is brutally murdered.  Sheila’s murder is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.  Kathleen was reared by a cop so her trained instincts soon discover that something is rotten in Denmark and that ‘something’ is big enough and worth it to enough people to make it dangerous to have any knowledge of it.  From this point on, the story goes on high octane as Kathleen is pursued for what she knows and men around her start taking an interest.  But are they interested in her or what she is hiding?  Kathleen is drawn to trust Blane, her boss and one of the partners in the law firm, even as she is developing strong feelings for him, but then she learns things that make her doubt his innocence.  Blane seems equally drawn to her even though she senses he is hiding things and she knows that he is a ‘player’.

Was this plot good?  Wowsers, no!  It was amazing.  I truly enjoyed the pace and the suspense mixed with the passion.  More please!  I might have figured out some angles, but others were a surprise when I learned the truth.

The characters were impressive.  It is told first person from Kathleen’s point of view, but it is pretty descriptive of the other characters so I did not feel any disconnect from not having their inner thoughts.  I found it made it more suspenseful not knowing what was behind a smile or a frown.

I’m really looking forward to more in the next installment.  There were a few loose strings that left room for one even if the immediate issues were solved.

 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.