Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dark Redemption (Dark Paradise #3) by Angie Sandro

Dark Redemption

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, Mala LaCroix cannot escape the mysterious things she's seen. Haunted by her otherworldly past, she only wants to hide her special abilities and care for the man she's come to love. But the dark swamp she calls home holds more than just Mala's secrets, for a killer is leaving behind ghosts trapped between worlds, hungry for vengeance . . .

Landry knows Mala could never turn her back on those in need. It's part of what attracts him to her. But now that he's wrestling with his own demons-and losing-he fears that just being near the woman he loves endangers her life. And that traps him in a terrible dilemma: leave Mala alone to catch a murderer by herself or stay close-and risk entangling her in the brutal battle for his very soul.

Usually by the third book in a series I am somewhat skeptical as to whether the author can keep the storyline going and the characters strong. With Dark Redemption I was hoping so much that Miss Sandro would not have these problems. AND BOY DID SHE DELIVER!!

The book started where the last one left off without a skip. Mala and Landry were still up to their eyeballs in issues (no spoilers here) and the story line was still as strong as ever! All of the characters involved are unchanged and as intertwined as ever. The action lasts from beginning to end. All the reasons I fell in love with Mala and Landry are still as evident in this book as they were in the first book.
By the third book in a series it is not unusual for the story line to begin to lose steam and the interest of the reader. Well, Dark Redemption starts out strong and goes nuclear!! And the ending is so apropos. It is perfect.
As I have said before, I am not convinced Miss Sandro isn't a sorceress! She knows how to create a story that pulls the reader in and hypnotizes them, making it unable to put the book down.
I anxiously await the next book!!

This is a MUST read!!