Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Date available: 3/17/2020
A homicide detective’s violent family history repeats itself in #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s new novel of murder, secrets, and retribution.
For more than twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has tucked away the nightmarish childhood memories of her parents’ murder-suicide…Until her younger sister, Erin, is killed in a crime that echoes that tragic night: innocent witnesses and a stormy marriage that ended in gunfire. There’s just one chilling difference. Erin’s husband, Justin, has vanished.
Bree knows how explosive the line between love and hate can be, yet the evidence against her troubled brother-in-law isn’t adding up. Teaming up with Justin’s old friend, former sheriff’s investigator and K-9 handler Matt Flynn, Bree vows to uncover the secrets of her sister’s life and death, as she promised Erin’s children. But as her investigation unfolds, the danger hits close to home. Once again, Bree’s family is caught in a death grip. And this time, it could be fatal for her.
I could not put this book down! Police procedurals are my favorite types of thrillers and this book did not disappoint.
The characters all had pasts and were troubled but that was not the path this book took. Their individual tragedies and secrets played a role but were not the central focus which I appreciated.
I felt a connection to nearly all the characters and despite the dark twists and turns, the details weren’t upsetting or triggering for me – which is why I think I love procedurals so much – solving the mystery from the police perspective is the primary focus.
The writing was done well and while I had my own ideas about the crime, I was guessing until the end. The author gave the reader just enough to keep the plot moving and that made this book a page-turner for me. There was also a hint of romance and this being the first book of this series, I’m interested to see where that goes in the next book.
Overall, this was a fantastic start to the series and I can’t wait for the second book. This book is available today from your favorite book seller!
Thanks to OTPR and Amazon Publishing for this gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.
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About the author
Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, She Can Kill, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, Seconds to Live, Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die and Save Your Breath. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets. For more information, visit www.melindaleigh.com.