The Girl in the Moss
A shallow grave exposes deadly secrets as bestselling author Loreth Anne White brings her thrilling series of romantic suspense to its shocking conclusion…
Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a roman...more
“You are so stubborn that you had to turn it all around, didn’t you?”
My excuse for taking an excessive amount of time after release to pick this up—Angie Pallorino's latest and now greatest, in my eyes—has proven to be pointless. Null and void. And I’m nothing other than incredibly overjoyed. I’d wrongly assumed this novel was the inevitable goodbye. A farewell to a couple I’ve rooted for since their unexpected beginning. Or a "see ya" to the ...more
“Oh, the secrets we keep. And how they keep us. And the havoc the truth could wreak.”
Multilayered, atmospheric mystery packed with twists and turns. This book took me on a suspense-filled reading experience that kept me on my toes. I thought I had the mystery figured out early on, but I was beyond wrong!
*This can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading the first two books first to fully appreciate the characters.*
Ex-cop Angie Pallorino’s personal lif ...more
"Oh the secrets we keep. And how they keep us. And the havoc the truth could wreak."
Loreth Anne White has done IT AGAIN. This series keeps getting better and better. I have a select handful of series that I can't get enough of and this is one of them.
Where can I even start? Loreth has such a way with words and grabbing her readers from start to finish. Loreth truly has a talent for her storylines... so unique and ...more
I ended my review of The Lullaby Girl mentioning Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down”. Nothing has changed for Angie. She won’t back down in trying to establish herself professionally and in her relationship with Sgt James Maddocks. She won’t back down in her determination to see justice done, even if ...more
Ex-cop Angie Pallorino carries the weight of a past so far and so wide that it must be spoken in immeasurable terms. Angie can't seem to put it down, pack it away, or bury it to the farthest depths. It haunts her like an extra skin suffocating even the slightest breath of a future.
Detective James Maddocks, Angie's on-again-off-again boyfriend, has suggest ...more
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Writing style: 4/5
Cover art: 5/5
Jasmine Gulati disappeared twenty-four years ago. Her grandmother, Jilly Monaghan, contracts Angie to find out what her granddaughter’s life was like in the months leading up to her disappearance. It turns out that Jasmine’s young life wasn’t a simple one and her final hours of life were in fact captured on film. Jasmine was one of nine women who spent seven days journeying in the beauty of the wilderness as par4/5CoverHopefulWritingspoiler)]Mystery/Thrillerstars ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Ex-cop Angie Pallorino is struggling with her distressing new reality. Even her lover Det. Maddox has given her an ultimatum, drawing ...more
Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a fresh start as a private investigator. But first, she and homicide detective James Maddocks attempt to rekindle their struggling romance with a quiet getaway, a guided fishing trip. Their peace is short-lived when human skeletal rema ...more
The Girl in the Moss has Angie a little out of sorts as the story first starts being as she was fired from thepolice force, and her identity and worth so tied up with the job. Now, she must complete a certain number of hours in the field to get her private investigator license. The only way to do that is by logging time with a PI, such as Coastal Investigations where she’s already on thin ice due to her notoriety.
Angie’s insecurities lead her to bungle things up with Maddocks, ...more
For now I'll just say: WOW!!!!
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Did I say that I love how Ms. White writes?!!! I love her style and her stories! Always nail-biting, interesting and intelligent!
I don't know if anyone here have watched the TV series Cold Case - I did and loved it, so I was overjoyed to have the same sensations here! Wonderful!!
In these 3 books Angie has grown in a spectacular way! She's still tough and determined,/>Review ...more
Loreth Anne White writes a mean, gritty romantic-suspense. I just love her! I used to think that LAW's style was similar to Sandra Brown and the late Sue Grafton, I feel the same essence and power that is present in those great authors. Loreth Anne White is in a class all her own. While I see a lot of similarity in Angie Pallerino to the Grafton character Kinsey Mil ...more
Truthfully, I didn't really find this story to be interesting until the big twist. I thought the characters kinda plodded along through the same old motions we've seen since boo ...more
In this final instalment in her trio of novels featuring Angie Pallorino , Loreth Anne White delivers another compulsively readable, complex mystery that hooks your interest from the get-go and gradually tightens its grip until you literally can’t put the book down. It’s like reading a snowball; an impactful start sees it start rolling down the hill, gradually getting larger as it picks up and encompasses other clues, plot-threads and information and travels faster and faster until it hit ...more
So we've come to the end for Angie, Maddocks, and even Holgerson. I for one, am not ready to say goodbye. This has been a fantastic series with tragedy, adversity, redemption, and more importantly, love. I've become so invested in the lives of Angie Pallorino and James Maddocks and what's to become of them, that I can't imagine letting go... walking away and never looking back. That's when you know the author has done the ...more
"We all tell lies. We all have secrets. A secret can own a person. A secret is powerful. But only to the degree that the truth threatens someone."
And this is the way you end a trilogy!
It's not a secret I love everything Loreth Anne White writes. However, I was a tad upset with Angie for always running into a scary situation with all her guns blazing but without the right back up.
In The Girl In The Moss, everything is different. Angie appears to be more grounded. She shines as an excellent investigator and she's doing it a ...more
This book game me heart palpitations when issues developed between Angie and Maddocks and at the end with Kjel. These characters are so much a part of the series that you become vested in them, you can't h ...more
This is the third book in the Angie Pallorino series, and it’s a good one! Angie and Maddocks are on a relaxing, romantic getaway when human remains of a young woman are found nearby. Maddocks has official DI business (and honesty, we don’t see very much of him in this novel), but Angie is still finding her place in the world of private investigators, and agrees to look into what happened to the deceased woman. Was it a fishing accident, or something more sinister?
After t ...more
The third and, I suspect, final book in the Angie Pallorino series brings a very satisfying close for the fiercely intrepid detective. If the series does in fact end here, I think it does a very fine job of wrapping up Angie's journey of self-discovery, and I am surprisingly satisfied that it ends the way it does. The main themes of uncovering the truth and of being true to oneself come full circle, and I did find that reading all three ...more
The story was filled with familiar characters, new characters, multiple plots, and characters finding out what’s really important to them. No longer a member of the police force, Angie has difficulties coming to terms with her new reality, and her past keeps sneaking up, causing Angie to question who she really is. One day when her significant, Maddox asks Angie if she wants ...more
Her relationship with Maddocks is also on the rocks. Her fear of abadonment is weighing heavy on her. But Maddocks is a rescuer at heart. I admit, I didn't warm up to him in the last two books but he has me in this one.
Then, Angie is hired for a cold case. A decad ...more
I can’t quite put my finger on why, but it seemed a bit desperate. The story didn’t flow as well, although it was a strong storyline, with interesting characters.
I think if truth be told, it’s Angie I’m tiring of, and I’ll be glad to move on to other books today.
A little lack lustre if I’m honest. It was a chore to finish.
Secrets are forged and kept in the name of love.
A sinister small town. Angie against them all. And decades old mystery.
I don't think I've ever read a series where I equally loved all three books and thought all were equally good. Though, out of all three this one made me rage the most. Simply because of the nature of the case. A young woman is hated and punished because she is promiscuous. a small close-minded town with the mentality of a pack. Oh, how I wanted Angie to bring them to justice.
And she did. Another thi ...more
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A three-time RITA finalist, she has also won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Romantic Crown for Best Romantic Suspense and Best Book Overall, in addition to being a Booksellers’ Best finalist, a multiple Daphne Du Maurier Award finalist, ...more