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The Girl in the Moss

(Angie Pallorino #3)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  4,435 ratings  ·  343 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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“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
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

“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
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Sweet is a revenge, especially to women. It's an emotion that outlasts others."

"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
Maureen Carden
Dazzling. Just dazzling. I could end the review right there and have perfectly said all that needed to be said. But I won’t. The Girl in the Moss is dazzling in plot, characters, settings and endings.
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
"Redemption is not just about the survival of our soul. It's about the revival of a soul that once was dead." (Unknown)

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
3.75 stars

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
POV/s: (view spoiler)
Tone: Hopeful
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 par4/5

Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second episode of the Angie Pallorino series (The Lullaby Girl) saw Angie fired from the Police force after going off on her own bat and not following orders. Now she is trying to get her PI license so she can go into business for herself. She and Maddocks are also trying to rekindle their romance after the horrific events of their last case together and are enjoying a fly fishing expedition in a Canadian wilderness lodge when a skeleton is found in the moss near the river. The remains are f ...more
Angie Pallorino is adjusting to her new job as a private investigator with Coastal Investigations after having lost her badge with the MVPD while her love James Maddocks is tagged to head up a new and vital unit within the department. While off at a well-deserved romantic getaway to focus on their relationship, they’re drawn into the discovery of a skeleton near their vacation site. After the remains are identified, Angie is hired to find out what happened to the victim in the days leading up to ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, series
Oh my gosh, this book was so good and I cannot believe that this series set in British Columbia had skipped my attention until now. The author alludes to main character, Angie Pallorino's back story in the beginning and that helped me feel comfortable as a first time reader. A solid mystery, great characters, and a cold case investigation that had me holding my breath from beginning to end.

Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
The book gods were smiling on me when I was pointed toward the Angie Pallorino series and author Loreth Anne White. After receiving an arc of The Girl In The Moss, I picked up the first two books in the series and fell down the rabbit hole on a thrilling binge read - only finding my way out after finishing all three books. My only regret . . . there isn't a book four.

Ex-cop Angie Pallorino is struggling with her distressing new reality. Even her lover Det. Maddox has given her an ultimatum, drawing
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, if the Prologue doesn't grab you in this 3rd book of the Angie Pallorino series then I don't know what will. Loreth Anne White has quickly become one of my favourite romantic suspense writers.
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
4.5 Stars

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,
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

For now I'll just say: WOW!!!!

Review on line NOW!

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
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

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
Had I not known this was a final Angie Pallorino, I think I would've liked it better. Maybe. I still had some (okay a lot of) niggles. But as this wraps up I'm left wondering so many things. Is there to be a spinoff maybe? Because if not.. then there was a whole story arc in THE GIRL IN THE MOSS that was mostly useless.

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
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Former Police Detective Angie Pallorino is trying to get her career on track by becoming a private investigator. While she and her lover, James Maddocks, are on a fly fishing vacation, the skeletal remains are discovered in a mossy grave. It proves to be the body of Jasmine Gulati, a young woman who disappeared from a fishing trip over 20 years ago. Jasmine's grandmother hires Angie to unearth Jasmine's last days. Angie sees this case as something that will help make her career; but one thing sh ...more
Malina Skrobosinski
"Life is like a river. Life is absurd. The only constant is the water of change."

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
RachelW (BamaGal)
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
EDIT: Heard rumors that this series might be ending, so I asked White about it. This is what she said — “Thank you for asking!! The series was launched as a trilogy but I definitely have plans for Kjel!! (and Angie is going to help him sort out that mystery hanging over him) So, my goal is to add to the trilogy now with the Angie PI books, possibly another trilogy. But first I need to finish the romantic suspense I am busy writing now ... my editor and publisher wanted it that way. Sigh ... what ...more
Sheyla ✎
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

"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
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really become a fan of Ms. White over the last couple of years and Angie Pallorino series has quickly become a favorite. Lately I've been avoiding the "too damaged" characters, but in Angie's case her growth and determination to face a challenge keeps me glued to her stories.

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
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Not as good as the first two but still an excellent book.
Angie is digging up an old case for a Senile old woman that misses her granddaughter but little does angie know that this is a real case, a current ongoing problem.
Wendi Lee
*4.5 stars*

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
"Maybe the truth should stay buried sometimes."

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
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I READ LORETH ANNE WHITE'S BOOKS SO FAST because I cannot put them down BUT.. THEN HATE WHEN THE LAST PAGE IS TURNED!! Book Three with Angie Pallorino is as good as the first two. Would not recommend reading this one as a stand alone. Read the first one and it will hook you to read the rest. Angie has so many facets it is hard not to be absorbed by this character. She is a women with a haunting past that has made her the person who digs for the truth at every turn. Justice will heal even if the ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
The Girl in the Moss (Angie Pallorino #3) by Loreth Anne White , was an enjoyable and satisfying conclusion to the series.

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
Ann Lou
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Angie's life is a mess.  The fallout of her personal investigation into her past cost her, her badge.  You can write a textbook about her childhood trauma. Being a cop is all she knows.  So, if she's not a cop, then who is she?  

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
Ruthy lavin
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
So this was the 3rd in the Angie Pallorino series - I loved the first, the second a little less, and this one a little less again.
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.
2.5 stars.
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
Zannie (darktwistybooks)
DNF at 8%. I loved the first two in the series but I just couldn’t get into this one....
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Loreth Anne White is an award-winning, bestselling author of romantic suspense, thrillers, and mysteries.

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,

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