Now this is an awesome book! Illusion Lake by Sheryl Wright is a romance/mystery and intrigue novel that grabbed my attention with the first paragraph, and didn’t let go ‘til the last sentence of the epilogue.
There are so many wonderful elements in this story that it’s hard to know where to start listing them. The characters, both main and secondary are extremely well-developed. Elliott Snowmaker and Kiva Park are the two main characters and the love interest in the tale. Kiva is a lawyer and Elliott becomes her client when she inherits her great uncle’s property which includes an airfield right next to Illusion Lake. There is chemistry between the two as soon as they meet, but it takes a while for the two to recognize it.
The mystery is exceptionally well-written. It is complex and serious with dire implications for Elliott. Poor Elliott! There were times that I became convinced that her middle name must be Job. If anything bad could happen to her, it did. There are multiple bad guys, and what makes the story more intriguing, it is unclear who and how many bad guys there are. The multiple crimes being committed are also quite serious. The complexity of the mystery added to a delightful romance makes this book a true page turner.
This book has my highest praise and recommendation. If you love mystery and romance, then this is the book for you.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.