Author: Mary Behre
For fans of the Tidewater series, I think Harmonized is a must. It can be read as a stand-alone novella, but it is much richer knowing Zig from the previous novel, Spirited.
I enjoyed revisiting with Zig and seeing him have a happily ever after. I liked Karma as well and felt that she and Zig complemented each other. It gives a nice background to what I assume will be the serial killer plot in the next full novel, but I don’t believe that it is vital to read Harmonized before the next book. However, for those who enjoyed seeing Zig in the first novel, it’s great to see him again, healing and doing better. Plus, the tension between Zig and Karma is well worth it.
The premise of the missing child was compelling and I enjoyed how it played out. Though it didn’t go as I was expecting, I really liked how Ms. Behre resolved the mystery. Although the story moves quickly, with the past history between Karma and Zig, the pacing felt right. The urgency to find the child helped to add to the tension and keep my fingers glued to the page.
Again, for fans of the Tidewater series, I think you will enjoy seeing Zig again and watching him find his happily-ever-after. For those who are thinking of trying the series, you can try this novella out, but know you might not have as deep a connection to Zig or understand the full ties between him and some other characters that make an appearance.
After nearly dying on assignment, Tidewater police officer Zig Harmon has been awarded the Silver Star and desk duty. But handling every case that walks through the door while his entire department is out hunting a serial killer is nothing compared to dealing with his former flame, Karma De La Cruz.
As much as she hates it, Karma knows that her best chance of finding the kidnapped baby haunting her visions is the man she once left behind. Forced to work together, Karma and Zig start to realize that they may have let go of something incredible. But now, time is running out, both for the missing infant and for their chance to start again…
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Series: Tidewater #2.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Harmonized (Tidewater #2.5)