cover image Keeper’s Reach

Keeper’s Reach

Carla Neggers. Mira, $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1752-4

In bestseller Neggers’s engaging fifth Sharpe and Donovan novel (after 2014’s Harbor Island), FBI agent and former nun Emma Sharpe is looking forward to a weekend retreat at the Sisters of the Joyful Heart, the convent in Heron’s Cove, Maine, where she lived before her engagement to fellow FBI agent Colin Donovan. But when Emma arrives at the convent, she tells a sister she knows that she’s going to stay at Colin’s house in nearby Rock Point instead. When Emma fails to arrive at Colin’s and doesn’t answer any of his calls, Colin becomes very concerned. Meanwhile, private security contractors—the former military colleagues of Mike Donovan, Colin’s brother—appear in the same part of coastal Maine. Among them is Naomi MacBride, Mike’s ex-lover, who happens to arrive from an English village inhabited by an art thief Emma was tracking. Together, Mike and Colin seek to unravel the truth behind these apparent coincidences and rescue Emma. Fans of romantic suspense will find plenty to like. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Sept.)