by Katherine Sutcliffe

June 2003
ISBN: 0-515-13487-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Jove Books
Mass Market Paperback

Author Katherine Sutcliff’s new book Bad Moon Rising is classified as a romantic suspense. For this reader I found it to be high in suspense and low in romance. The book opens with a suspense level that to me was intense, and in my opinion the suspenseful nature of the book never lost that intensity.

Former Assistant District Attorney J.D. Damascus has suffered emotional losses that no human should have to endure. He’s let his grief over his losses control his life for the last 4 years. While he’s been busy not paying much attention to his life, his sister-in-law Beverly has been busy trying to use him as a substitute for her own inattentive husband Eric, and as a father figure for her hurting son Patrick.

Enter into his life Holly Jones. Holly is also a troubled soul. Holly’s best friend Melissa has disappeared, and she has arrived in J.D.’s hometown of New Orleans to search for her. Holly left New Orleans for reasons this reviewer won’t reveal. Will her secrets come to light, and will she need J.D.’s help to remain safe on her quest to help Melissa? You’ll have to read to find out!

Ms. Sutcliffe kept me hanging on to the edge of my seat throughout this read. I’m not a good guesser when it comes to figuring out the who done-its, and this was one I doubt I could have figured out. The plot twists continued right down to the last few pages of Bad Moon Rising. I’ve never read a book by Katherine Sutcliffe before though Darkling I Listen languishes in my TBR stack. I see some major re-sifting of my reading priorities in my very near future.

Reviewed in June 2003 by Sandi.

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