Hamarsson and Dempsey #3
Publisher: Dirty Dog Press
Genre: Mystery Detective
One corpse, two corpse, old corpse, new corpse.
Summer is crashing into fall and Mat and Niall have a wedding to overthink.
A body is discovered floating in the harbor and this time it’s the missing ex-Piedras Marine officer Duane Copper.
Who, aside from Niall, wanted Duane dead? He’s been on the run for months, why would he turn up dead now?
Black Moon, third in the Hamarsson and Dempsey series, is a dual POV following Sheriff Mat Dempsey and now Private Investigator Niall Hamarsson as they grope their way to a happily ever after.
I love this series, and am sad that this is the final book, although I’m hoping to get glimpses of these guys in future stories. As with the first two books, this one kept me turning pages, and trying to figure out what was going on. It’s a wonderful mix of action, drama, detective, and romance.
I fell in love with Mat and Niall in book 1, and I was very happy that they finally got their happily ever after, although of course they very nearly didn’t, and had to work for it! These guys seem to attract explosions, whether it be jeeps or buildings.
I liked how the title of the book plays in. I’d never heard of a Black Moon before so enjoyed the explanation. The author does a fabulous job in working all the threads of the mystery together, while building the tension, and keeping the reader—and Niall and Mat—guessing.
I love the small community feel of Piedras, and its inhabitants. The description of Hidden Harbour is fabulous, and very emotive.
Fenrir needs a special mention, not only for looking out for Mat as well as Niall, but the adorable kitten scene. Ignoring the bad guy with the gun, as… kitten! I got very excited when Adam from Accidental Roots turned up, and that the next book will be a sort of crossover between the two series. I like Soren already, so want to read his story. I enjoyed seeing the other regulars of this series too, and liked that Niall is slowly building a friendship with Shay. I love Marshall, and Birdy and Allyson rock. Niall’s ex is a nasty individual, and comes across as having no redeeming features what-so-ever.
The epilogue was very satisfying, and perfect for these guys, and the end of a series I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and is going on my want in paperback collection.
5 out of 5 stars.