The Book Worm: Review: Sea of Suspicion

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: Sea of Suspicion

Book Review: Sea of Suspicion, by Toni Anderson, 4 stars

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Marine biologist Susie Cooper traded her life in America for a dream job on the rugged Scottish coast. Now all she lacks is the right man to start a family with. After their first meeting, she knows sexy Detective Inspector Nick Archer isn't what she's looking for. He's the type of guy whose idea of commitment is staying the whole night.
Nick has returned to St. Andrews for one reason only—to fulfill his vow to find his wife's killer. Relentless in his twelve-year quest for justice, he has no problem using Susie to get close to his primary suspect: her boss. But the passion between them smolders, and as it ignites, Nick finds himself torn between his past and his present—with Susie.
When one of her boss's students is murdered, Nick's investigation draws Susie into a web of madness and betrayal. They will have to learn to trust each other if they're going to catch a killer...and come out of this alive.

Genre: romantic suspense

Publication date: July 2013

Mature content: yes

Review: Sea of Suspicion is a great read, both from the suspense and the romance points of view. Susie and Nick have so many issues with their respective pasts - they both hold too many ugly secrets and it's easy to see why they are so weary of a serious relationship. I loved how in the end they managed to come clean with each other and start afresh, with no more secrets between them.

The suspense is great, and although I had my suspicions about who the culprit could be, there were a few twists and turns I did not see coming. Very well crafted.


There were one or two details that were left unresolved at the end and both the language and the sex scenes were a bit too graphic in places. Plus, I'm not entirely convinced that in the real world Nick would have ever been allowed to head a police investigation in a case where he had such a vested interest or that the evidence placed on Susie's car to incriminate her would have been so easily brushed aside, even though she had an alibi.

Other than that, Sea of Suspicion is a gripping suspense story with the hot romance between Nick and Susie as an added bonus. If you love the genre, you should not miss it.

This was my first first book by Toni Anderson but it will certainly not be my last.

Happy Monday, 

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