Review: Darkness by Kate Sherwood (Common Law #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Things have gotten more exciting over at Mosely, Montana for Under-Sheriff Jericho Crewe, and when I say "exciting" it means that Jericho's been put as the head of a new case involving the murder of a known prostitute in town. The prime suspect happens to be someone Jericho knew from school, someone whose life was changed after he was involved in a vehicular accident that left him mentally impaired. The evidence is clear-cut and it seems like an open and shut case...except instinct tells Jericho differently. The good news is that this looks like the first case Jericho's been involved in that Wade Grainger isn't being looked at as a potential person of interest. But that doesn't mean Wade isn't making his presence felt. He's offering up pieces of advice, hints and clues, and actual information, but Jericho is pretty sure Wade isn't doing it necessarily out of the goodness of his heart. No, Wade want something from Jericho. The question is, can Jericho finally own up to the fact that maybe, if he's actually honest with himself--and with the only guy who's ever mattered to him--he wants something from Wade as well?

Darkness is the third book in Kate Sherwood's four-part series, Common Law, and it's my favorite one so far. Not only is the case Jericho's working on one that had me pushing for Jericho to find the evidence he needed to nail the actual guilty party for the murder of a prostitute--and her poor, defenseless cat!--but I couldn't help but grin like an utter goof because of Jericho and Wade. I swear, everything that these two were doing in the first two books was like some weird form of foreplay. There's such a strong connection between them and it's a connection that's complex but also simple in terms of the fact that these two men just click in a way no one else around them will probably ever understand. We get to see a far more open and honest side to Wade in terms of his feelings and motivations when it comes to Jericho, and hallelujah for Jericho because the man had a revelation of sorts that I've been desperately wishing he would have in this third installment. I've got my fingers crossed that things are further amped up as this series concludes next month, but for now, I'm relishing the 4.5-starred goodness that is Darkness. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Common Law series:


Long Shadows (book one) - four stars - My Review

Embers (book two) - four stars - My Review

Darkness (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 08 March 2017

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