Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Book Review - Darkwater Secrets

A murder investigation uncovers sordid secrets and haunting mistakes

The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and General Manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at capacity. She, along with everyone else, is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaide’s childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victim’s past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friend—the woman he’s quietly loved for years—kept the truth from him. To make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau can’t press Adelaide too hard . . . he’s keeping secrets of his own.

Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?


My favorite genre of book is mystery - add in a touch of romance and it's the perfect book. Darkwater Secrets fit that perfectly.

This book is told from the voice of three main characters - Adelaide, Beau and Dimitri. I found this a little different as the author would put the characters name at the top and then we knew that the following words were coming from their thoughts. It took me a couple chapters to get used to this but then it flowed quite easily for me.

Each of these characters has something they are personally dealing with and there are some secrets for all these people. There is also some voodoo going on because this is set in New Orleans after all. Some of this was rather creepy, so be warned. There is also the discussion of rape in this book. There's nothing explicit but I think it's important to share this for someone who may be bothered by this.

This story really grabbed me from the first page and it was hard to put down. I liked the strong story with the strong characters and am looking forward to knowing what happens in future books. There is a romantic triangle, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the author wrote this so well, it wasn't a huge issue for me in this book.

I really like this book and high recommend it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Just Read Tours


“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-five-plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?

She serves the writing community as Executive Director/Conference Director for ACFW. Her twenty-five books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year.

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Blessings - Julie


  1. yay! glad you loved it! Thanks, Julie :)

  2. Thank you for your review on "Darkwater Secrets" by Robin Caroll and for being part of the blog tour hosted by Just Reads Tours.

    This book sounds right up my alley and one that I would very much love the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Wonderful review, Julie! I love Robin's books.


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