Author: Christy Barritt
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Genre: Romantic suspense
Molly Hamilton has been hired as a nurse for the summer at the camp where she spent her summers. She has fond memories of camp, and is looking forward to spending time there again. But on her way out to the camp, she hits a speed bump – one that turns out to be a man. Molly is stressed that she might’ve killed someone, and the responding officer seems to think Molly hit the man deliberately.
Nick White is back after his military stint, working as director at the camp when the original director, Gene, went missing. Gene hadn’t taken any of his personal effects, and hadn’t told anyone about hiring a nurse for the summer. Nick hires Molly after learning her training, but he warns her that the camp isn’t what it used to be.
When Nick and Molly arrive at the camp, someone shoots at them. Who? Why? What happened to Gene? The camp is shrouded in mystery, campers are arriving, and the camp isn’t safe for anyone. How will Nick and Molly keep the campers and their hearts safe?
RICOCHET is the latest book by talented author Christy Barritt. I love her cozy mysteries, and her romantic suspense are good, but with a different feel. The spookiness starts right away, making me almost afraid to read the book after dark in the national forest I live in.
Molly is a realistic character, running from false allegations that ruined her life and trying to find a fresh start at a place that once held pleasant memories. Nick is filling in for his flighty cousin, (Gene) and struggling to set a camp right that has gone downhill since his teen years. He is a sweet hero, kind, considerate, and strong. Readers of romantic suspense won’t want to miss this book. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $5.75. 215 pages.