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Shroud of Fog (Cape Trouble #1)

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The secrets of the past haunt the present...

Cape Trouble, a tiny Oregon coast town was named for the dangerous off-shore reefs. But some of its citizens seek refuge from their own troubles...which have a way of following them.

Sophie Thomsen's life had a Before and an After - before the terrifying morning when she found her mother dead in the foggy sand dunes, apparently ha
ebook, 258 pages
Published February 1st 2014 by Shroud of Fog (first published January 31st 2014)
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Feb 10, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I think we have found a new romantic suspense author who is coming out of the Harlequin romance area like Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown and Debra Webb just to name a few who made the jump from Harlequin to full novels with the talent that set them apart from the rest. I see success for Janice Kay Johnson just like the other authors have found who started in Harlequin and then moved on to "deeper" novels because they had the IT factor to tell a story and hold a reader and Johnson did that in this ...more
Feb 27, 2014 Kristofer rated it really liked it
Aunt Doreen had no idea when she started an auction to raise money to save local land from money-hungry resort interests that someone would make a successful bid for her life. But they did, and a successful bid it was, leaving her niece Sophie to find a body in the storage unit when she shows up to help. She was expecting to find her aunt ready to work on inventorying items donated for the auction; she was not expecting to find her aunt dead. Nevertheless, she decides to forge ahead, hoping to ...more
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Feb 01, 2014 Sarah Baczewski rated it it was amazing
I've been a Janice Kay Johnson fan for a while now, and Shroud of Fog doesn't disappoint. It's a strong character-driven romantic suspense novel set in small town Oregon.

The heroine Sophie would prefer never to return Cape Trouble, having experienced a major childhood trauma when she discovered her mother's body, the victim of an apparent suicide. But the family member she is closest to still lives there, so she can't totally avoid it. When she returns to town, though, and discovers her aunt's b
This may be my first book by Janice Kay Johnson, but it will not be my last. It is so exciting to find a new author who writes good stories, and writes them well. She also writes characters that are more than cardboard cutouts, people whom you want to get to know better and a few that you would wish to avoid at all costs in real life. Such are the components I look for in a good Romantic Suspense novel.

SHROUD OF FOG had me at the first full paragraph and did not disappoint me at any place in the
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Feb 11, 2014 Amber (Daisymau) rated it it was amazing
A great romantic suspense book that grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last page. The small coastal town of Cape Trouble, Oregon has painful memories for Sophie Thomsen. Twenty years ago, her mother committed suicide at the Mist Beach Resort that they visited every summer. Now Sophie has returned to help her Aunt Doreen save the resort and land from developers. Doreen is found murdered and now Sophie has taken over Doreen crusade to hold an auction for to raise money for ...more
Mar 30, 2015 Kjen rated it really liked it
Compelling and well written...nice balance of suspense and romance.
Sep 06, 2016 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite good

I never read anything by this writer before this story and am extremely pleased with her work. Romantic suspense stories are so great because you get love and danger together!
This story is about a death that opens up into an old " suicide" case which wasn't investigated by the small town cops. A town depending on tourism doesn't want murder in their midst. It's interesting that the characters are people who you can find in any small community...gossips, old timers, New residents, and
Janice Kay Johnson has already written numerous romance books, but Shroud of Fog is her first attempt at the mystery genre. She does a good job at creating an interesting and gripping story around two deaths set twenty years apart, which have more in common than meet the eyes. The two aspects of the story – the romance and the mystery – are well-balanced and well-mixed to form a flowing tale without lenghty parts.

The characters are interestingly built; Sophie and Daniel feel real to me, and som
Mar 10, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing
In Shroud of Fog by Janice Kay Johnson, Sophie hasn’t spent much time in Cape Trouble in the 20 years since her mother died there…in the sand dunes. When she has visited her aunt Doreen in Cape Trouble, she avoids that area like it doesn’t exist. Currently Sophie works on events for a major corporation in Portland, but she’s back to help her aunt with an event in Cape Trouble. An auction to raise money to buy and save the same land her mother died on from development. Read More
Sep 01, 2014 GayLauren rated it really liked it
Janice Kay Johnson again shows she is master of the art of writing stories where the protagonists come across as real people who find themselves in unusual/ difficult/ challenging situations. Her ability to craft characters who the reader cares about ensures we are keen to see both how they work through the challenges/solve the mystery and what they learn about themselves as they do. Shroud of Fog is an excellent addition to her list of romantic suspense novels.
Oct 20, 2014 Rose rated it it was amazing
Another great one from JKJ. I read and enjoyed her Angel Butte series and was excited to read this title which looks to be the beginnings of another great series. JKJ does such a good job with blending romance with suspense. Some author can be heavy handed with one, but skimp on the other. This is a nice balance between a character driven romance and an engrossing mystery with lots of suspense. AND I love that JKJ went Indie with this title!
Feb 26, 2015 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable romantic suspense...

Generally liked the main characters and small town atmosphere; definitely written in the lighter,less intense style but I was motivated to finish it without speed reading or skipping to the end.
May 19, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Sophie Thomsen goes back to Cape Trouble to help her Aunt with an auction to save a local beach that has carries very troubling memories for her. This book grabs you from the start and doesn't let go. It is a great read, you won't be disappointed.
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Janice Kay Johnson is the author of sixty books for children and adults. Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own. These were "sweet" romance novels, the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes!

Janice graduated from Whitman Co
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