Author: Lisa Acerbo
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4,5 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Trouble from the Past can Kill your Future.
It’s a bad day for Sophie Carter when she stumbles across a dead body in the woods. But when the suspected murderer turns out to be a leather-clad vagabond who died in 1889, her carefully controlled quiet life explodes. Not only is Sophie in the wrong place at the wrong time, but as a local history buff who loves old legends, she knows too much about the past to remain uninvolved. Trouble is a killer and no one can escape.
Detective Jackson Lynch asks Sophie to help him decipher the legend of the Old Leather Man and unravel the mystery of the murdered woman. Going against her best judgment, Sophie joins forces with the distractingly sexy detective on the police investigation and in pursuit of a killer. Jackson is hot to solve the case as they follow the clues through Connecticut and New York State, uncovering both legend and fact.
As they move closer to solving the murder, a series of missteps shove Sophie into Jackson’s arms and straight into the media. Trouble is everywhere. Jackson’s career begins to crumble and Sophie becomes a suspect in the heinous crime. The case unravels. The past and present collide. Sophie is swept into more danger than she could ever imagine when the Old Leather Man comes looking for her hide to tan.
Sometimes you come across a book that has a plot so awesome you wish you wrote it yourself. No Trouble At All is that kind of book. Sophie Carter’s today starts off as usual until she runs into a dead body in the woods. The suspected murderer is Old Leather Man, a mysterious killer who was never caught, whose last homicide dated back to the nineteenth century and who should be long dead. Did someone resurrect him from the dead, or is a copycat at work?
In comes Detective Jackson Lynch, one of the greatest love interests I’ve read about in quite a while. He asks Sophie for help in solving the murder and how it’s connected to the legend of Old Leather Man. Sophie falls head over heels for the sexy detective (and who can blame her? I certainly can’t).
I loved the serch for Old Leather Man, and how the characters struggle to keep fact from fiction. This killer is reminiscent of Jack the Ripper: elusive, never been caught, the stuff of legend. And while that’s creepy, it also added an extra layer to the book. The romance was sizzling, and both characters had a lot of chemistry. I read this in one sitting and loved it. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a solid thriller with lots of romance.