Nom de Plume Rating: ★★★★★
Reading Time: 4 minutes
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of Dangerous Currents from Kathryn Knight in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author and/or publisher’s generosity. You can’t fake these stars, baby!
When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery’s career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start. But her plans for a new—and quiet—life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she’d hoped to avoid. Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven…and he’s just as hot as he was six years ago.
With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn’t good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he’d believed their love was strong enough to survive anything—until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most. Despite their painful history, Dean can’t resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there’s a killer in their town.
Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone. And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer’s target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.
First Line: “Despite the warmth of the day, a chill passed through her as she stared at the ocean.”
Malorie is ready for a do-over. After losing her job, she returns to Cape Cod to start a new life teaching business classes at the local community college.
(This is where it gets good…)
When her dog uncovers a human foot on their morning walk, Malorie’s redo ends up being more than she bargained for.
First of all, what would you do if you found a foot on your morning walk? I mean…would you tell someone? Malorie doesn’t need to tell anyone, because at the sound of her horrified scream, Dean Slater, her high school ex-boyfriend (and the guy who broke her heart) comes running to the rescue.
Dean bothered me at first. He was there at the perfect time, with his perfectly good looks. Gross. Go be hot somewhere else. Great name, though…
“Dean used to say she was beautiful. But then, Dean was a liar. And she’d been a fool to believe him, about that of anything.”
Back in the day, Dean knew he would never be good enough for Malorie. Yeah, and he shouldn’t think he’s all of a sudden good enough for her now, am I right? He had neither the money nor the background to deserve a girl like her, but she loved him anyway.
When a painful misunderstanding cost them their high school romance, it destroyed him. Now that she’s back, Dean finds that his feelings for her never died, and with her living just down the street, there’s a sure chance they’ll be seeing more of each other. But when the dead body leads to word of a serial killer and the killer sets sights on Malorie, they may not get the second chance they were both hoping for.
“’No. I’m alone.’ The moment the words left her mouth, she realized how true they were. In every sense.”
Eep! Kathryn Knight has done it again. This woman is unparalleled in how she tells romantic suspense. Eerie, romantic, and totally binge-worthy. I’ll feast my eyes on Kathryn Knight’s books any. freaking. day.