Reviewed by Dennis
TITLE: Unlocking the Past
AUTHOR: Lei Carol
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 135 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2015
In one day Justin Reynold’s life changed in ways he never imagined. With nowhere else to turn Justin packs up to move to his mom’s old house, finding it exactly the way she left it the day she died eighteen years earlier. When the nightmares start, Justin decides it’s time to figure out just what had happened all those years ago. With the help of Mitchell Adams, a private detective, Justin finally begins to piece together the mystery surrounding his past.
Will they be able to unlock the mystery of his past or will a killer get away with murder? What will happen when another twist is thrown not only into the mystery but also their budding romance? Will they be able take the ultimate step and forge a new relationship, with three beating hearts rather than two while trying to keep their untamed emotions in check? Or will the turmoil prove to be too much to handle?
Only time will tell as they work towards unlocking the past, once and for all.
Justin has been living with his Grandfather, the only family he has known, until he dies of a heart attack leaving Justin alone and heartbroken. Justin finds a letter from his grandfather that goes against all he’s known and been told his whole life, that his mother didn’t leave but was murdered. To discover the truth Justin goes to a house he doesn’t remember to hopefully help find what he’s looking for, his mother’s home. Justin seeks out help from the private detective that was working with his grandfather to help solve the murder of his mother, only to find that he is retired and a new man has taken over the agency.
Mitchell is a private detective that has just taken over his father’s agency. When in walks Justin who needs help with an old case and an instant attraction takes hold of them both. Can they keep this mutual attraction at bay and keep it professional or will lines be crossed?
Dreams of the past, threatening packages, and a possible triad – what’s not to like? I did enjoy the story. It was great to discover along with the characters just what was going on and what was happening to them.
The only thing that confused me a few times was it seemed like the story went from the 1st person view of Justin to a 3rd person narration of what was happening to him or what he was going through. I enjoyed the threatening letters and packages but to me it was too far in-between the packages they received to when something actually happened. Other than that it was a decently written story.