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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Christy Barritt: Wait Until Dark

By Kelly Bridgewater

A woman grieving broken dreams. A man struggling to regain memories. A secret entrenched in folklore dating back two centuries.

Antiquarian Felicity French has no clue the trouble she’s inviting in when she rescues a man outside her grandma’s old plantation house during a treacherous snowstorm. All she wants is to nurse her battered heart and wounded ego, as well as come to terms with her past. Now she’s stuck inside with a stranger sporting an old bullet wound and forgotten hours.

Coast Guardsman Brody Joyner can't remember why he was out in such perilous weather, how he injured his head, or how a strange key got into his pocket. He also has no idea why his pint-sized savior has such a huge chip on her shoulder. He has no choice but to make the best of things until the storm passes.

Brody and Felicity’s rocky start goes from tense to worse when danger closes in. Who else wants the mysterious key that somehow ended up in Brody’s pocket? Why? The unlikely duo quickly becomes entrenched in an adventure of a lifetime, one that could have ties to local folklore and Felicity’s ancestors. But sometimes the past leads to darkness . . . darkness that doesn’t wait for anyone.

Wait Until Dark

 My Thoughts:

What is better than a hunt for hidden treasure? Nothing, of course. In Christy Barritt's latest mystery novel Wait Unit Dark, Barritt takes me on a journey through an old, long forsaken house in North Carolina. Felicity, the heroine, is struggling with the hurt of her past, which has stopped her from reaching her dreams. She has grown up her entire life listening to her grandma and aunt preaching about their relationship to Blackbeard. Of course, she never listened. Until the night of the big snowstorm, which is where the story starts. Enters Brody. A well-trimmed man with no idea what brought him to Felicity's humble home. With footprints and tire tracks across the  far away home, Brody and Felicity are instantly in a mystery. The pace of the story was perfect. Most chapters ended in a cliff hanger, so I wanted to find out what was happened, so of course, I would flip to the next chapter and read. I literally couldn't put the book down. I LOVED this story. Something about a mysterious house with the hunt for treasure.

Full of mystery and hunt for Blackbeard's treasure, Christy Barritt captured my interest and didn't let go in her latest book Wait Until Dark. I definitely will be returning to this book sometime soon.

I received a complimentary copy from Christy Barritt and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Do you enjoy reading mysteries that take place in old house with a hunt for some diary, treasure, or some unknown object? Why or Why not?

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