Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Midnight Girl Review Tour

When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat.

Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit.

As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?

She walked out of the house. The spotlight flicked on and caught the creeping fog. Her footsteps scuffed over the grass. Dampness chilled her legs and arms. The recent email replayed in her thoughts. Payback is a bitch.


She spotted him. Too late. She gasped as his fingers wrapped around her forearm. She lifted up the poker and swung.

“Stop. Stop.” He ducked and shot his hands over his head while backing up. “It’s me, Travis. Take it easy.”

She paused with the fire iron in the air. “I know who you are. That’s why I’m trying to hit you.”

Travis Bodell, the boy she went to meet the night she was kidnapped. Was it him? She examined his face for traces of the person she’d loved.

The teenage Travis had preferred to hide his eyes and thoughts under his tousled dark hair. This dude wore a shorter cut, but his style was long enough to look uncombed and gave her a clear view of his features. His tan suggested he’d spent hours in the sun. Travis always loved the outdoors. She swept her gaze over his bristled chin, wide mouth, and the u-shaped scar on his left cheek. It was him! She lowered her arm with the iron.

Why in the name of purgatory was he here? They’d broken up a month after graduation. Her anger resurfaced. “Hold still so I can at least punch you.” She raised her fist.

My Review:
3 stars
I enjoyed this book. The mystery was interesting and kept me guessing throughout the book. In addition, the characters were engaging and fully fleshed out. Lisa was my favorite: a strong female lead fighting back against her angsty past to not only help herself but to save someone else. Travis took a while for me to warm up to, but eventually I did, especially because of the chemistry between him and Lisa.

However, the “will they, won’t they” indecisiveness between Lisa and Travis got annoying after a while. I understand the purpose was to go into the mystery behind whether she can trust him or not, but there came a point where it started being over-repetitive and slowing down the story. This was a problem throughout the story, as while the story was full of engaging twists and turns, the pacing was a bit choppy, and some trimming down of content would have helped with keeping a consistent pace and tone. For example, cutting down on the number of times Lisa kept stupidly putting herself in harm’s way, especially when the situation seemed to contradict her personality and be used as a plot device.

Overall, this was a good mystery with fun characters. So if you’re looking for a mystery thriller with a strong female lead, consider giving this a try.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio and Links:
Nora grew up in rural New England and still lives here. She has enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with her imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing.

You can find Nora on her websiteFacebook, and Amazon Author Page.


  1. Thanks for hosting my book today.

  2. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

  3. Thanks for stopping in James. Good luck.

  4. I really want to read this book. I loved all I have read so far. I am new to Nora's work, but I am now a fan. (