The Midnight Hour is one of my favorite Robards books. It takes place in autumn, which always makes for a great, spooky setting.
Single mother Grace Hart is having a difficult time with her teenage daughter, who has been newly diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Although Grace is a respected judge in her community, her life hasn’t always been comfortable. She dreads her daughter repeating the same mistakes of her own youth, especially now when some excesses could be deadly to a diabetic.
And of course, isn’t that when the consequences of Grace’s misspent youth comes around to haunt her and her daughter.
Enter police detective Tony Marino, a single father who lost his own daughter to a deadly disease and who finds himself attracted to the lady judge even though he’s not sure some of the “pranks” upsetting Grace are as serious as she wants him to take them.
Great romance, great suspense, and a twist at the end you’ll think you should have seen coming.
This book defines what romantic suspense should be.