Sunday, September 3, 2017


Dark Horse (Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnapping) by [Daniels, B.J.]
Burdened by family secrets, this cowboy rides alone

For twenty‐five years, the case of the McGraw twins kidnapping has remained unsolved. As the eldest son, Cull oversees the McGraw horse ranch, wary of prying eyes. So when true‐crime writer Nikki St. James comes forward with new information, Cull can’t believe his father invites her onto the compound.

His family has suffered enough—he’s not about to let St. James snoop and ruin them completely. But Nikki finds the eldest McGraw’s protectiveness as endearing as it is aggravating. After all, this case is personal to her, too… And her secrets can set the truth free—if they don’t destroy the McGraws first. 

A good story with the first half really setting up the resistance to finding out the truth. Nikki is going to have her hands full with this one.  The only one who craves knowing the truth is Travers McGraw, the twins father.   Everyone else has given up or has something to hide.  But Nikki is someone who doesn't give up and she has some personal reasons to find out the whole truth.  
Cull is very clear in his resistance to Nikki coming in and digging things up again! Haven't they suffered enough?  He also didn't want to give his father false hopes. 

I can honestly say that I hated the second Mrs. McGraw, she was so mean.  Patricia was the former nanny and she was nasty piece of work.  I kept hoping she was the villain of the piece. You'll have to read the book to find out just who the villain/villains are.  I kept thinking why doesn't Travis kick her butt out of the house.  It sure would have brought a lot more peace to that household and to him.  
The romance between Nikki and Cull is kind of low level but the attraction is there.  

The story has plenty of surprises and twists and turns as Nikki digs and gets some truths.  Some surprising ones.  Most of the questions are answered but there are several that will continue on into another book is my guess.  

I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.  

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