Title: Web of Secrets
Author: Terry Poole
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: 276 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
At a Glance: This is a fun read.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Brilliant surgeon Nathan Kirkfield comes face-to-face with his childhood demons when his parents’ deaths force him back home to settle the family estate. Sent to oversee the sale of the house and contents is former FBI Agent Kelly MacNiel, now of the MacNiel Auction House; he couldn’t possibly have imagined he’d find the young man from a case gone horribly wrong grown into a devastatingly attractive man. The two of them discover a connection built in the ruins from that tragedy.
Now Nathan must decide if he can accept the changes in his life that this relationship will bring while struggling with his boss’s harassment and her threats to destroy his work. To complicate matters, unexplained break-ins lead to an attempt upon Nathan’s life. If Kelly doesn’t conquer the monsters that besiege him, everything he’s come to love will be at stake.
Review: Dr. Nathan Kirkfield and his sister inherited their biological parents’ home and its possessions. Nathan’s there to take care of the estate auction in his sister’s absence, and not feeling comfortable at all. As a child, he was disowned by his abusive parents and was adopted by his Uncle Matt and Aunt Victoria. There are some very bad memories in this house for Nathan, but it also gives him some relief from the stressful situation at the hospital. Nathan is a prominent heart surgeon, and Dr. Amanda Russell, head of the Department of Cardiology, has her claws in Nathan and won’t let go.
Kelly MacNeil, former FBI agent, is now working for his brother, Finn, at their family owned MacNeil Auction House. He and Nathan first met when they were very young, and now, twelve years later, he finds himself at a familiar estate—and meets Nathan, whom he’s never forgotten. Nathan doesn’t seem to remember Kelly, though. Kelly really wants to get to know Nathan again, but there are threats and danger and secrets that they both have to deal with.
Web of Secrets is about family, whether biological or adoptive. Both families share in warmth, love and humor. Kelly also has a special understanding and connection with his Granda, and there’s a warm moment between them—which is also a little mystical.
This was my first time reading Terry Poole and I wasn’t disappointed. There’s suspense, danger and humor in the story that works well with the mystery, adding a little bit of twist. This is a fun read.
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