Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ARC Review: Forgotten Secrets by Robin Perini

Forgotten Secrets
Author: Robin Perini
Publication: Montlake Romance (July 19, 2016)

Description: At age ten, Riley Lambert watched helplessly as her sister was abducted from her bedroom. Fifteen years later, she’s channeled the pain of her past into a career as an FBI profiler. Riley devotes her life to bringing violent criminals to justice…and secretly uses government resources to search for her sister, who was never found.

When Riley gets a call from the only man who’s ever swept her off her feet with a killer two-step and dangerous smile—ex-Navy SEAL Thayne Blackwood of Singing River, Wyoming—it stirs up dark memories. Thayne’s sister, Cheyenne, has been kidnapped. There are no leads, and the only witness is the victim’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted grandmother.

Desperate to find Cheyenne, Thayne needs Riley’s expertise. With time running short, they delve into dangerous small-town secrets while fighting against an increasingly ruthless adversary. But when her past and his present collide in a shocking revelation, can they overcome the secrets that have kept them apart?

My Thoughts: Riley Lambert has had one goal in life since her twelve-year-old sister Madison was abducted while Riley, age 10, was in the room: Find Madison. She graduated from high school by 15, was a lawyer by 21, and a very gifted FBI profiler at age 26. No matter what case she is working on, her sister's disappearance isn't far from her mind.

The past year she visited Singing River, Wyoming to look into a similar disappearance to her sister's. Twelve-year-old Gina disappeared shortly before Madison. Besides the age, both were redheads. While Riley couldn't find out what happened to Gina, she did meet handsome SEAL Thayne Blackwood and had a whirlwind romance. They have been keeping in touch with weekly Friday night phone calls and getting to know each other.

When a case goes wrong for Riley, her supervisor puts her on leave and cuts off her access to the FBI databases. He feels that Riley is heading for a breakdown unless she can find some way to work her cases without so much emotional involvement. It is just after her suspension that Riley gets a call from Thayne telling her that his sister Cheyenne has gone missing. Riley is quick to return to Singing River to help find her before his family is as broken as hers was after Madison disappears.

Things don't look good. The only witness is Thayne's grandmother who has Alzheimer's disease and who doesn't remember what happened. Riley and Thayne are searching for clues knowing that the longer Cheyenne stays missing, the less likely it will be to find her alive. As they search, they learn all sorts of secrets that one desperate criminal doesn't want uncovered.

This was a fast-paced thriller filled with interesting characters and with a great romance too. Thayne is truly a storybook hero: tough and tender, smart and caring, and not afraid to commit to a forever love. Romantic suspense fans will love getting to know him and Riley.

Favorite Quote:
He saw too much. He made her feel too much.
I got this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.  You can buy your copy here.


  1. This looks like a good crime/suspense. It's new to me, and I'm so booklogged, but I miss my romantic suspense.

  2. Pretty sure this one is on pre-order! Love, love her books.

  3. Forgotten Secrets looks like a great thriller and is a new to me author. Wonderful review!


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