When evil descends like fog on a mountain community, no one feels safe.
After hearing about a string of murders in a Smoky Mountain town, journalist Harper Jennings realizes a startling truth. She knows who may be responsible—the same person who tried to kill her three years ago. Now Harper must convince the cops to believe her before the killer strikes again.
Sheriff Luke Wilder returned to his hometown, determined to keep the promise he made to his dying father. The sleepy tourist area with a tragic past hadn’t seen a murder in decades—until now. Keeping the community safe seems impossible as darkness edges closer, threatening to consume everything in its path.
As The Watcher grows desperate, Harper and Luke must work together in order to defeat him. But the peril around them escalates, making it clear the killer will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Well, I was not expecting that. I’ve read a few of Christy Barritt’s books but none as dark as this, I didn’t love this one due to the darkness, I liked the characters, Luke and Harper were an interesting couple, the way they fought, the way that they kept putting their foot in their mouth at points.
I would have liked the romance but I’m not so sure I did, I liked parts of it, it could be cute sometimes. Only because it felt weak, it didn’t feel like they were given enough to really show themselves as a couple after they got over the fact that they didn’t like each other at first.
The suspense was sickening. Honestly, I didn’t like it at all, though Barritt did a wonderful job at keeping me guessing as to who the villain was … I had thought maybe it was who it was but not really, so good job there, not so great on the darkness/creepiness/nastiness side that was freaky.
I will try the other three books after this one, but I don’t know if I’ll read another from Christy Barritt if they are as creepy. Slightly enjoyable maybe would have been lovable, just not quite there because of the darkness.