Title: HOME BEFORE DARK
Author: Christy Barritt
Publisher: self published
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Nothing good ever happens after dark.
Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.
Now her father is dead, and Daleigh fears she’s returned home too late to make things right. As she’s about to flee back to
Nashville, she finds a
hidden journal belonging to her father. His words hint that his death was no
Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe that Daleigh may be on to something. Her father trusted the man, but Daleigh’s instant attraction to Ryan scares her. She knows her life and career, however dwindling it might be, are back in
and that her time in the sleepy North
Carolina town is only temporary.
As Daleigh and Ryan work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole.
HOME BEFORE DARK is a different sort of romantic suspense than Ms. Barritt’s Love Inspired Suspense stories. It isn’t as … nonstop action. The story starts slow, and kind of sad, with Daleigh home for her dad’s funeral. Natural causes—she was told. But his journal hints that it might’ve been more.
When Daleigh and Ryan start to investigate, it soon appears her dad really was murdered, and that the murderer wants them dead. Ryan is a auto mechanic—not a police officer, FBI agent, or ex-military hero, so that was a pleasant twist.