Murder on Prescott Mountain by Lena Diaz

Posted February 2, 2022 by Marsha in Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned or Purchased, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection / 0 Comments

Could the mystery that’s haunted him for years

Be the break her latest case needs?


Former soldier Grayson Prescott started his cold case firm to bring murderers to justice. Specifically, the one who destroyed his life.

When his obsession intersects with Detective Willow McCray’s serial killer investigation, they join forces.

But Willow falls hard for the haunted investigator—even as danger mounts.

Stopping the River Road rapist will save the victims…but will it save their future together?

Titles in the A Tennessee Cold Case Story series includes — Murder on Prescott Mountain – Serial Slayer Cold Case – 

There is a slight connection to The Justice Seekers series and the titles in that series include — Cowboy Under Fire – Agent Under Seige – Killer Conspiracy – Deadly Double-Cross  I’m not sure if the connection will go beyond the short mention in this first story of the A Tennessee Cold Case Story, but if you enjoy connections, going back to the same “world” then it deserves a mention.

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Murder on Prescott Mountain
Series:  A Tennessee Cold Case Story #1
Author:  Lena Diaz
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  January 25, 2022
Publisher:  Harlequin Books (Harlequin Intrigue)
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Murder on Prescott Mountain starts off the A Tennessee Cold Case Story series with a story that had me holding my breath, waiting for the next clue to drop, and keeping hold of hope throughout Willow and Grayson’s story.  Since this is a Romantic Suspense/Murder novel you won’t find spoiler details here but you will find my emotional response to this excellent beginning to a new series.

While Grayson and Willow crash at the beginning of their story, I enjoyed watching how they interacted, how focused each was on finding a criminal who may share a connection, in many ways, to each other.  Their fiery introduction gave an early indication of Willow’s stubborn determination, and Grayson’s ability to freeze someone out along with his own stubbornness and sense of doing the right thing.  I liked them immediately and easily got caught up in their story.

The way that Grayson’s new business “Unfinished Business” came together was fascinating to watch and what a great way to introduce this world in a very logical, precise, fluid way.  You’ll see.  It is world-building at its best, unseen, not in your face details, just logical conclusions, and ideas that flowed together into a business model that will continue throughout the series.  There may well be businesses like this one out in the real world, and if I was a lot younger it would be a fascinating career.

The hunt for a serial rapist/killer slowly heats up until the last few chapters are aflame with intensity.  I had a feeling about the ultimate bad guy but those additional twists and turns had me flipping pages to find out what happened next.  Murder on Prescott Mountain is intense, it’s also a smooth falling into love for this couple.  Oh, sure, they have their moments and groveling will be involved but they fit so well, even knowing Grayson’s past, they still worked for me and I wanted their happily ever after ending so badly.

We meet a few members of this new team, and I’m eager to discover more about them and others to come.  If you enjoy a good mystery, if piecing together clues and possibilities is an important part of any romantic suspense story for you, and if you love a couple who will keep you on edge throughout their story then Murder on Prescott Mountain would be perfect for you.  I loved it and will be keeping an eye out for the next story.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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