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Title: Shallow Graves (Blackwood UK Book 3)
Author: Elise Noble
Cover: Elise gave me permission to use the book cover on my blog.


To plant a garden is to believe in the future, that’s what Dove Hallam’s grandmother always told her. But at twenty-two, Dove has neither. Stuck in a dead-end relationship and a job she hates, her life is going nowhere until she meets Marlene Grande.

Although Marlene is in her seventies, her appetite for hot men and spending money knows no bounds, even if her matchmaking skills leave a bit to be desired. But as Dove embraces her new life, someone isn’t so keen on her having fun.

Marlene’s solution? Hire a private investigator with a nice ass. Now Dove has two problems to deal with—the monster wreaking havoc on the Arndale estate and Zander Graves, a smart-mouthed womaniser she really doesn’t want to like.

Will there be anything left of her heart by the time they’ve finished with it?

Shallow Graves is a standalone romantic suspense novel in the Blackwood UK series – no cliffhanger!

My review:

I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed the latest Blackwood UK book about Dove who gives up her home and boyfriend in London to start working as a gardener for Marlene at Arndale estate in Northbury. It was always her dream to work in a garden and she’s sharing the cottage with Amber, the interior designer. For the first quarter of the book I was wondering where Blackwood Security would come into play besides Nye and Zander and boy did it get thrilling. First Dove finds a knife stuck through Amber’s wellies, later the dog who followed her home digs up a hole in the garden.. and that’s enough said because I don’t want to spoil anything. Dove was a bit too much of a good girl for my liking but I guess that’s exactly how she needed to be to be interesting for Zander who usually only spends one night with a girl. Emmy’s appearance rocked again big time and I truly love this crazy one, especially when she blows up the garden with Ana. You’ve outdone yourself again there Elise and I can’t wait to read The Scarlet Affair.