Darkness by Kate Sherwood ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: Darkness
Series: Common Law, 3

Author: Kate Sherwood

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/06/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller


A murdered prostitute. An obvious suspect. Clear evidence. For once, Jericho Crewe has a straightforward crime to investigate, and Wade Granger isn’t involved.

It all seems so simple, but Jericho’s instincts won’t let him rest. As he investigates, he finds troubling suggestions that the murder is a part of something larger and more sinister. But working within the boundaries of the law may keep him from finding the truth. If Jericho doesn’t break the rules, an innocent man may rot in jail while a killer remains free to strike again.

Inevitably, it all comes back to Wade. Because who else knows as much about breaking rules? And who else knows Jericho the way Wade does—not wisely, but far, far too well?

My View:

So, I liked Darkness better than the first two books in the series. I still had some problems with it, and I still maintain that I can’t see the romance succeeding in a happily ever after, but overall I enjoyed it more.

Jerricho is becoming more and more of a mess; unsure of what he stands for and where his life is going. Wade is still up to his tricks but I saw more of his feelings toward Jerricho and actually believed some of them. However, he is still an unrepentant criminal.

The crime committed in this book was interesting, I’d never heard of anything like it before. However, the resolution felt like a cop out. I’d wanted a different outcome.

The book did its job though, and now I need to read the fourth and final book to see how it all ends.


Darkness on Goodreads
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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