Title: A Madness of Sunshine
Author: Nalini Singh
Pages: 352 pages
My Rating: 2.5 stars
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh welcomes you to a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can’t mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer…
On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates.
That is until one fateful summer—and several vanished bodies—shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.
Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.
It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.
I listened to the audiobook of this. I was kind of thrown off by the accent and language at first just because I wasn’t expecting it but that really wasn’t a problem.
I was drawn in from the very beginning. The suspense of whodunit had me wanting to keep reading. However, the main character Ana was a total bitch to the cop for no reason. In her inner monologue she even says that he doesn’t deserve her anger but that doesn’t stop her. Add on to that the romance between them. While there was definitely a connection between them if felt weird and wrong. I mean they are in the middle of a missing persons case and yet both of them feel like the other has lit a fire under their skin that they haven’t felt in a long time. The timing just seemed off. I need to say that the romance is just a small part of the story and y’all know I love my romance so it’s hard to say I would have preferred this without the romance aspect.
There were so many characters that were introduced that I had trouble keeping up with who was who. Especially because several of the characters just had small little parts.
The big reveal felt rushed and way to easy. And at one instance I was asking myself how this person had all of a sudden became a suspect. Basically all I can say is that I was into it enough to want to find out the whodunit but I didn’t really care for any of the characters.