It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.
He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.
In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive, and live happily ever after with Calvin.
This is one of those books where I have to force myself to write more than just, “THIS BOOK IS GREAT SO GO BUY IT NOW!!”
With that being said, I did obviously enjoy the book. I’m not really an audio fan, but once I started listening to the book, I literally couldn’t stop. Be it the author or the narrator, I was so drawn into the story that I couldn’t do anything else but listen.
Sebastian and Calvin were both great characters. It was super easy to connect with them both and I think that is part of why I was able to enjoy the story so much. I do have to admit – Sebastian did get on my nerves quite a bit. It seemed like every other chapter he was going on about his disability, and it got to the point of me going, “yes we know”. But even with that annoyance, I was still able to enjoy the story.
There were so many twists and turns in this book, with one page, I was sure I had it all figured out. And then something would happen and I was switching my thoughts on who did what. I must give Poe mad props for that.
Overall – I would say that if you enjoy murder mystery type books, then you really need to get this book!
Book Rating: 5 stars
Narrator Rating: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 stars