Friday, September 21, 2012

Mortal Fire by C. F. Dunn

Mortal Fire by C. F. Dunn

From Good
First book in a new series from an author to watch Twenty-nine-year-old, independent, and self-assured Cambridge history professor Emma D'Eresby has one obsession in life: the curious journal of a seventeenth-century Englishman, a portion of which was left to her by her late grandfather.

When an unexpected opportunity to study the journal in its entirety presents itself, Emma finds herself leaving Cambridge to take up a year-long position at a prestigious university in Maine. Anticipating a quiet year of research, Emma quickly discovers her work impeded by a range of unforeseen complications. From the start, there is the well-intentioned matchmaking of her vivacious Russian colleague, Elena Smalova, and the unexpected jailing of one of her post-graduate students. More troublesome, however, are the unsolved, brutal night attacks on women near the university and Emma's suspicion that they might be linked to the sinister English professor, Kort Staahl. But, most diverting and disconcerting of all, is Emma's growing attraction to the strikingly handsome Dr. Matthew Lyons, whose kind but deliberately distant demeanor puzzles her.

Suspense and dread mount when Kort begins to take a persistent and unsettling interest in Emma. What are Kort's intentions, and what is he capable of? And the mystery surrounding Matthew only deepens when Emma discovers a link between him and the journal. What is Matthew trying to hide?

My Take:  What a great start to a series!!  I am looking forward to reading the next book already.  This is my type of book, edge of your seat suspense and edgy.  I like Emma's one mindedness of her interest in the journal.  Poor Emma she just wants to study the journal but things keep getting in the way.  This story if full of twists and turns that makes you wonder just exactly what will happen next.  
Ever since I received this book I felt myself draw to the book because of the cover.  It is really mysterious and just adds to the intrigue of the book. 
If you like suspenseful on the edge of your seat books this may be the book for you .
I received a review copy of this books in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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