Series: Sharpe & Donovan #4
Published by MIRA Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo
Emma Sharpe and her fiancé, Colin Donovan, are FBI agents and both are enjoying their down time after several back to back cases which have all had a link to Emma’s grandfather’s biggest case, one that still remains unsolved. Emma’s grandfather was an world renowned art detective and Emma is an art specialist for her elite team with the FBI. Colin is also part of the same team, but his background is very different, he’s a deep cover investigator. One morning while Colin is out, Emma gets a phone call asking her to meet the mysterious caller on a small island in the Boston Harbor.
What Emma finds is a dead woman with a relic in her hand that Emma knows is from the same art heist from her grandfathers’ unsolved case. Calling Colin to join her, Emma begins yet another case involving her family and the stolen ancient Celtic art that has been missing for so long. Colin and Emma work side by side to follow the clues that surround the dead woman’s very dysfunctional family and that Celtic art. Each clue brings the danger closer to Emma and Colin and it seems for every answer they find, yet more questions come up. The clues also involve their entire FBI team, some more intimately than others. As if that isn’t enough, Emma and Colin are facing questions and concerns regarding their engagement and undercurrents that are happening within the FBI that could very well tear them apart.
The killer is closer than either Emma or Colin imagined as they not only discover just who did the murder but why. Another angle is that their friend and Irish priest, Father Finian seems to be tangled up in this case yet again, but this time a past relationship will bring his faith into question. The final answers will bring deadly danger and will destroy one family and bring another closer together, while yet others will confirm that their current paths are exactly what are right for them. Most importantly, the answers to several art robberies will become known – if not “solved.”
Fate and love brought two souls together who shouldn’t work, yet while surrounded by death and danger their love only grows stronger and stronger. Emma and Colin discover this is true in Harbor Island. I have grown absolutely in love with Emma and Colin as their romance has developed. This last case of theirs not only solved several long lasting mysteries but also solved a very recent murder that all but happened in front of Emma. I also love watching how Emma and Colin team up to solve their cases, it is so interesting how they approach investigations from such different directions. Chaos is still in the air with their professional lives and I know that it will affect their personal lives – yet I find myself hoping that their next adventure shows up soon so I can visit with them again. Harbor Island kept this reader riveted with suspense, deadly danger and fierce passion that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. Grab a comfy chair when you open Harbor Island because you won’t want to move anytime soon.