Bound in Shallows (A Natalie Marsh Mystery) by Stephanie Black
Published: November 23, 2020
Length: 320 pages
About the book:
It’s the week before her wedding, and Natalie Marsh
doesn’t have a moment to spare. But when a potential
donor requests a meeting regarding Natalie’s mental
health clinic, the soon-to-be-bride makes time for the
conversation—especially since that donor is tied to a
tragedy in the life of Natalie’s fiancé, Gideon: eight years
ago, Gideon’s roommate Travis died of a drug overdose.
Now Travis’s mother wants to honor his memory by
helping others avoid the same fate. It is a noble request
that soon turns into a nightmare.
As wedding celebrations ensue, old friends renew
acquaintances. But what begins as a party of wedding
guests becomes a cast of suspects when the discovery of
a bloodstained knife puts them all under the spotlight.
Things are taking a deadly turn, leading Natalie and
Gideon to a horrifying realization: all those years ago,
Travis didn’t overdose—he was murdered. And his killer
is willing to take deadly action to silence anyone who
suspects the truth.
I’m giving this one 3.5 stars. I was told before reading this that it could be read as a stand-alone, but while reading I really felt like I was missing out on some important information. This is a new author for me. This did make me want to read the other books in this series. Once I got past the feeling of missing out, I did enjoy the book. I was surprised as the mystery unfolded.