About The Cost of Secrets
Museum curator Ray Peralta knows that at the best of times, the Superstition Mountain Museum is a magnet for treasure hunters chasing the legendary Lost Dutchman’s Mine. But this winter, his small desert town on the outskirts of Phoenix worries him as the visitors clear out and the vigilantes move in. Generally, the Sons of Liberty roll into Phoenix Valley for a week each winter with their souped-up army jeeps and dirt bikes to conduct drills in the desert and wreak havoc on the town before they leave. But this year, there is an undeniable tension in the air, and within days of the group’s arrival, instead of the usual trail of destruction, they leave a wake of death.
There are secrets lurking in the Superstition Mountains not related to any treasure. Countless people have lost their lives in that sweltering desert, and it isn’t the heat that has taken them. How did they die? That’s the real mystery. And in the midst of the riddle stands Ray, a man who swore an oath of secrecy—and he’ll die before he breaks it.
I really enjoyed this book! Ray’s story sucked me in from the very beginning. I wanted to know why in the world some lady would drop a dead guy at his house. And why would it randomly get stolen. I liked Ray. He did seem a bit all over the place.
There is a whole cast of characters in this one that are great. It’d be interesting to see another book set in this same world so that the reader can see what happens not only to Ray, but to his mom and her group, Tiff and her husband and Ray’s cousin, Felicity and her family.
There were a bunch of things about the plot that were never explained to the reader. That actually didn’t bother me. The author did a good enough job with the things that were explained, that I enjoyed the book for what it was.
If you’re looking for a well-written, suspenseful book this is a good option.
I was sent a copy of The Cost of Secrets by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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