Review: Checked In by Teyla Branton

Posted November 16, 2020 by Lola in Fantasy, Romance, Suspense / 2 Comments

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Checked InChecked In (Imprints #8)
by Teyla Branton

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF

Blurb:
A check-in at a bed and breakfast almost turns into a checked-out for Autumn Rain.

Autumn Rain hadn’t planned to spend any part of her honeymoon at a bed and breakfast run by her new in-laws, but when her father-in-law comes under suspicion in a man’s sudden disappearance, she and her homicide detective husband are pulled into the investigation.

As they search for answers, it becomes clear that someone wanted the missing man out of the picture—and violently so. But who?

Suspects begin to line up, but without a body, Autumn’s special ability to read emotions and scenes printed on certain objects becomes vital in their race to dig up the truth.

She only hopes it’s not the wrong truth because her father-in-law, Holt Martin, has a secret—one he never wants his son to know.

As Autumn races to piece together the puzzle, more innocent lives are put at risk. She must solve the mystery before someone else goes missing—permanently.

A compelling paranormal mystery thriller for fans of Medium and Ghost Whisperer.

My Review

I love this series and always am excited when a new book releases. Checked In was no exception and I happily read through this book. Autumn and her husband Shannon just had the first part of their honeymoon, for the second part they’re staying at his parent’s bed and breakfast. They have another mystery to solve while they’re there.

Autumn and Shannon know there is more to the reason why his parents asked them to stay with them for their second week of their honeymoon and that’s proven true when they arrive to find two police officers interested in Shannon’s father and think he is behind the disappearance of a man. What follows is a twisty mystery with Autumn trying to find out who caused the man’s disappearance, but not only that, it seems there is more going on. And Shannon’s father is keeping a secret too, she just has to find out what.

I liked the mystery in this one, the way it developed over the course of the book with new facts and evidence popping up. And then there was Shannon’s father who is a suspect, they are sure he has nothing to do with this, but Autumn quickly realizes there is a secret he is keeping that he doesn’t want them to find out. I like how Autumn’s unique ability to read imprints plays a part in the mystery as well as hew new ability with the cold sensations where she learns more about in this book.

I liked the multiple twists in the mystery and how it kept me guessing. Even with only four or so suspects, I never was quite sure who was behind it and kept going back and forth between them. And then I thought I had things nailed down, but then new evidence popped up. It was interesting that one of guesses turned out right and it was great to see things fall on it’s place and also sad to see what the culprit did. I liked the way things got wrapped up.

The change of setting worked well in this book. While some of the usual side characters weren’t present, there are some new side characters here to play that role, as well as some additional characters/ suspects. I liked the change of setting and seeing Autumn and Shannon help with the mystery here in Florida and see Autumn get to know his parents a bit.

To summarize: This was another great read. This series continues to stay strong with a new exciting mystery in each book as well as progression of the characters and Autumn’s powers. I liked the mystery in this one, it kept me guessing even with only a few suspects I was never quite sure who was behind it. I liked how things made sense when they fell on it’s place toward the end. Besides the main mystery there is also a secret that Shannon’s father is keeping as well as Autumn getting to know Shannon’s parents. I thought the change of setting worked well in this book and while some of the usual side characters were absent, there were plenty of new ones to fill in that role. Another great read and I can’t wait for more Imprints books!

4 Stars

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