Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red.

April’s been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworker’s bed—drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun.

As the campaign manager for the mayor, April’s job and life are on the line if she doesn’t figure out who’s trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer…before April winds up dead.

Titles in the Maximum Security series include:  Wait Until Dark (prequel) – The Conspiracy –

Title:  Wait Until Dark
Series:  Maximum Security prequel
Author:  Kat Martin
Genre:  Murder, Thriller, Romance
Published:  November 1, 2018
Publisher:  Harlequin – HQN Books
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If you’re in the mood for a good Murder Mystery, a bit of Suspense and definitely Romance then the prequel to the new Maximum Security series, Wait Until Dark will check off all the “need to follow this series” boxes.

April wakes up, or rather comes to, in bed covered in the blood of her very dead co-worker.  She has no idea of how she got there as the last thing she has a clear memory of is being in a car with him.  Of course, she’s the prime suspect.  She’s not going down without a fight and hires Jonah Wolfe of Maximum Security to get to the bottom of who actually is the murderer framing April for their crime.

Wait Until Dark is a fast paced novella that is packed with suspense, tensions, steamy moments, and definitely romance.  April is not only being framed for murder but  now she is the target of a killer as well.  Jonah and April’s relationship, although it comes together quickly due to the length of this novella, is realistic and believable for the circumstances.  I was fully engaged in their story, and finding out who wants them dead.  I am a reader who enjoys prequels, the setting up of the coming series with a touch of background helps me decide if I’m going to follow the series as well as a good feel for the dynamics of what will be coming.  Wait Until Dark did that very well, and now I need to know more so I’ll be picking up The Conspiracy on publication day.  If you enjoy intrigue, mystery and really good romances that are believable within the circumstances, then you’ll want to check out this novella that will lead you into what looks like a very good series.  I’m definitely wanting to know more… so mission accomplished.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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