Review: Rock Point by Carla Neggers
Seven years after suffering an unspeakable loss, Finian Bracken is recently out of seminary and leaving Ireland to serve a small parish in the quaint but struggling fishing village of Rock Point, Maine. Here he meets FBI agent Colin Donovan for the first time…and discovers the dangerous secrets he left back home in Ireland. Smugglers are using the Bracken family’s old whiskey distillery as cover for their illicit activities—and the violent group isn’t going down without a fight.
My only displeasure was that this was too short. Too my delight, as much as I’ve shared the love for Carla Neggers, this is the first time I read something from her. I’m really kicking myself at the moment.
Rock Point, the series prequel to her a Sharpe & Donovan series, has really really caught my interest. I need to catch up. Father Finn (Finian Bracken) has some qualities that have raised an eyebrow yet is fascinating. We get the backstory of his experience from Ireland to Maine. We get to know a little bit about his life and lays down the plot for some dangerous uncovered from his family’s distillery. We learn about FBI Colin Donovan.
I know I have to back track to catch up but so far its got the right appeal to get me excited to jump right in.
Since I haven’t read the other books, I’m not sure what Finn’s role will be. I felt like you get your feet wet into the series. I guess the real actions begins when you continue. Overall, this short introduction to the series was good. It was visually appealing and I felt like I was right there in the action. The plot was interesting and the characters give me some assurance of the page turning probability ahead. I’m looking forward to what’s to come.