Series: Romantic Suspense #15
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on February 4, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 20 hours, 11 minutes
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A cold case reopened and a murderer re-emerging more deadly than ever before
Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she s still a fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she s determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target.
It s former Marine Clay Maynard s job to see the risk in every situation, and he doesn t have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose and something terrifying to hide.
After Stevie Mazetti learned of her former partner’s corruption, it became her mission to seek out those who had been unfairly incarcerated because of him, beyond what he had acknowledged prior to his death. Her investigating has made her a target and attempts are now being made on her life and her daughter, Cordelia’s. Clay Maynard is pretty much glued to her side as protection and because he still holds out hope for a much more personal relationship.
One of the things we don’t have to guess about here is who’s trying to kill Stevie. The mastermind behind the attempts is identified early on and I liked that we got his point of view throughout. That allowed me to just fully immerse myself in the book. It really was the Stevie and Clay story and their developing relationship was as rocky as I thought it would be. Even though she was maddening at times, her behavior was true to character. It was worth the exasperation.
The efforts to identify and nab the killer were interesting and exciting. There were a few surprises despite already knowing his identity. My only quibble was how often he and his team were able to elude and overpower law enforcement. I couldn’t suspend my belief system enough to buy it, which prevented this from being a 5-star rated book.
I continue to love this series and my decision to switch to the audio format. Marguerite Gavin is excellent!
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