Series: Brown and de Luca #3
Published by Harlequin MIRA on October 1, 2014
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
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To save innocent lives, they'll have to risk their own.
Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge's daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it's connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel's assistant.
The discovery of a string of missing women, all young, all troubled, seems like a promising lead. But there's no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he'll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel's uncanny capacity to see through people's lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim?
I keep thinking this series will begin losing some of its appeal and that’s just not happening. Rachel de Luca and Mason Brown keep things fresh and interesting.
In this latest story, a young woman, recently blinded as a result of a car accident, turns a street corner and just vanishes. It appears she was abducted and being a local judge’s daughter, the investigation starts down that track until it begins to tie in with the disappearances of other young women. And, it also seems to connect with the earlier abduction of Rachel’s assistant, Amy, some weeks ago (see the novella Dream of Danger).
The mystery is thorny, the suspense chilling and Rachel’s offbeat humor just as wonderful as ever. I couldn’t put this one down either and I’m also hopelessly in love with Myrtle, her blind bulldog. Rachel and Mason’s relationship is evolving naturally and romantically, consistent with the personalities of both, but never eclipsing the main story. This series has the best of everything.
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