She won't stop until she finds the truth
Caroline Bennett is not looking for a summer romance. As a police officer at Starlight Point amusement park, she's got more important things to worry about, like solving a cold case involving a girl's mysterious death thirty years ago.
Construction engineer Matt Dunbar is one of the few people who'll talk about the incident, but even he's not eager to dig up the past. Matt's working on a new state-of-the-art roller coaster--a project that could make or break his career--yet he still finds time for Caroline.
As the end of summer approaches, her investigation implicates Matt's company, and she has to choose: justice or the funny, charming man she's falling for.
This was an interesting story with unique premises that enthralled my mind. The amusement park backdrop was something I have not run into before, and it created interesting possibilities and connections.
Both the main characters, Caroline Bennett and Matt Dunbar are young, goal oriented, focused, and determined people. They were easy to like, and I was invested to see them work for their relationship, to find the common ground, learn to make compromises, to make their relationship work and balance the busy lives they lived. The story takes it time to develop throughout the summer, so there was ample time to build a solid foundation for a lasting connection.
Unfortunately, Caroline is obsessed with the events of the past and uses most of the time they have together with Matt to investigate and interrogate him, to try to lure him to spill secrets he must hold, things she is convinced he must be aware of. This investigative obsession started to get tiresome as the summer unfolds. I kept reading, hoping that Caroline would show interest towards Matt, that she would focus on him and be discovering something with him, instead of always, each time they meet, pulling the conversation back to the past. With this mistrust and suspicion as the 'foundation' of their connection, it was not easy to believe there was a chance for them to build a durable, solid connection.
A challenging story, with an investigation into the past that can fumble any future possibilities to the families involved.
~ Three Spoons
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