The Man Across the Alley

Murder For your Thoughts Series

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Pub Date 20 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 15 May 2022

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Recently broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Holly Harrison finds that reading true crime stories on her favorite blog, Murder For Your Thoughts, is the perfect way to distract herself from heartache. When women start to go missing around her neighborhood, Holly is determined to help anyway she can. That is, until her attention turns to her attractive neighbor.
     Luke Morris is finally all moved into his new apartment and should be focused on unpacking, not his beautiful new neighbor Holly. While getting to know her, he witnesses something suspicious in the building next door. Working together, the two decide to get to the bottom of things.
Who would've thought solving crime would result in some seriously steamy nights?

Recently broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Holly Harrison finds that reading true crime stories on her favorite blog, Murder For Your Thoughts, is the perfect way to distract herself from...


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I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of The Man Across the Alley by Emilie Barage. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley and The Wild Rose Press for providing an ARC to review.

Holly Harris and Luke Morris share more than a common outdoor patio. They also share sizzling chemistry and a habit of staring at the neighbors across the alley. What happens when they witness one of those neighbors acting suspiciously at the same time women start disappearing in the neighborhood?

I have a horrible confession to make. I only read the synopsis and was sold when it talked about True Crime blogs and a possible serial killer across the alley. So the romance was a big surprise. A good surprise since I loved Holly and Luke's falling in love while chasing a murderer. The Man Across the Alley was a solid use of the Rear Window trope. This happens to be one of my favorite suspense tropes and I recommend this book to fans of suspense and romance.

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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle, The Wild Rose Press, Inc and by #NetGalley. Opinions expressed are completely my own.

A new twist with the love aspect. Fun, quirky, cute characters that added to the story. Quite enjoyable and entertaining.

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Holly Harrison and her roommate Kate had been spending more time at home in their Chicago apartment because of the pandemic. Holly passed her time by reading her favorite true crimes murder blog and hanging out on her porch. Although she'd never met most of her neighbors she felt like she knew them because she saw them so often. Her life was pretty basic until the strikingly handsome Luke Morris moved in to the next door apartment that shares her balcony, around the same time that her true crimd blog features women who have gone missing from her neighborhood. As Holly and Luke get to know each other they notice one of the neighbors acting strangely and start a stake out. It's not long before the action is way too close for comfort.

I enjoyed this read even though it was far from original. It was pretty much Rear Window with a budding yet steamy romance mixed in. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a quick easy read that has both romance and mystery.

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Fun whodunit with unlikely heroes and heroines and a bit of romance. For those that like the living-room detective pairing up with the hot neighbor to catch the neighborhood serial killer? Of course the cops don't believe them, and of course the potential killer knows they are on to him - what to do next! A fun and quick read.

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I was sucked in immediately to this fast-paced novel. This novel is perfect for anyone who loves true crime podcasts, amateur sleuths and insta-love romance (the spice in here…amazing). It was both action and romance packed and I really enjoyed it!!

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I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ARC provided by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Recently broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Holly Harrison finds that reading true crime stories on her favorite blog, Murder For Your Thoughts, is the perfect way to distract herself from heartache. When women start to go missing around her neighborhood, Holly is determined to help anyway she can. That is, until her attention turns to her attractive neighbor. Luke Morris is finally all moved into his new apartment and should be focused on unpacking, not his beautiful new neighbor Holly. While getting to know her, he witnesses something suspicious in the building next door. Working together, the two decide to get to the bottom of things. Who would've thought solving crime would result in some seriously steamy nights?

I love a good true crime story so I was very intrigued. However, the mystery part of the book fell flat for me. I didn't realize there were romance parts in the book as well and those parts were very steamy. The romance parts of the book took over more then the mystey parts in my opinion, even though it is a mystery book. The book was very short and a quick read. Overall, the book was just okay.

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Chicago, mystery-writer, romance, suspense, fun, investigation, law-enforcement, disappearances****

Totally engaging and realistic characters
Holly enjoyed the view of the new guys moving into the building that shares a balcony with hers. One is a guy she used to know but the other one (Luke) has a great aspect. Her roommate is entertained but has a regular boyfriend in Boston. Holly and Luke meet and form a connection while watching suspicious activities of another neighbor at a time when women are going missing. Things heat up in both the romance department and in overt danger as well and the plot thickens. A good read!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from The Wild Rose Press via NetGalley. Thank you!

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The characters made this book so amazing! It was fun, it was suspenseful and it left me feeling like I was losing my friends. Loved it!

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