Oh my, ladies (and the few gentlemen, who might have accidently stumbled across this page), this book was just wow!!! I don’t know how to descibe it better, but there was definitely no time to breathe during the last chapters. Honestly, I thought book 1 in this series – Where The Blame Lies – was great and a thrilling story. But the author has outdone herself with book 2. Such a twisted and quite dark story in combination with Reed’s and Liza’s love story. Oh my goodness, that was breathtaking!
This book is labeled as romantic thriller. And yes, there is a lot of romance, but it’s even more a thriller than anything else. If you ask me. And although both books can be read as standalones, I highly recommend to read them both in a row, because they are deeply interwoven. A big compliment to the author for such an incredibly complex story!
Here’s the blurb (Link to the book on Goodreads):
When the director of a local mental health hospital is found murdered and mutilated, Homicide Detective Reed Davies is first on scene. What was done to the body is gruesome. Inexplicable. But Reed is dealt another curveball when he finds that the doctor who discovered the victim is someone Reed is intimately familiar with—a woman with whom he shared one passionate night weeks before.
Dr. Elizabeth Nolan is somehow tangled up in the crime, and even while Reed must now question her possible involvement, he can’t help being drawn to the beautiful, enigmatic woman.
As more bodies appear and the devious killer terrorizes Cincinnati, a shocking connection begins to emerge, one that not only involves Dr. Nolan, but Reed himself. A connection more twisted and elaborate than he can imagine. Now Reed must hunt the monster down, a killer who will stop at nothing to see his diabolical plan to its final, deadly conclusion.
I’m usually not that into thriller or suspense novels. But this one took me by surprise, a really pleasant surprise. That shows again that you should try something different from time to time and not only stick to the books of your favorite authors. Book 1 of the series – Where The Blame Lies – had been on my TBR for quite a while and I am so glad to have finally read it. Otherwise I would have missed this incredible story. So, if you have books on your TBR that you don’t really want to get into, just give yourself a push. It is probably worth it!