I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Till the Dead Speak by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Killer Affections #2
Published by Self Published on October 10, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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When an injury on the job sends FBI agent Linc Hawkins home to rehab, his plan to enjoy the Malibu surf and sand is interrupted when a cafe owner he befriends is murdered, and a promise to take care of the man’s granddaughter must be kept. Keeping the sexy blonde safe and out of his arms proves to be a dangerous challenge, both to their lives – and to their hearts.
Samantha Anderson receives the shock of a lifetime when a grandfather she didn’t know existed, dies and leaves her a fortune. The life-altering event sends her to a fairy tale beach in Southern California and makes her question if her entire past was a sham. Sam uncovers family secrets with the aid of a smoking-hot FBI agent who’s hell-bent on keeping her safe. Sparks fly as they work side-by-side, and she finds herself falling in love.
The past and present collide as the pieces of this puzzle come together. Why was Samantha’s grandfather killed? Why was he estranged from his real family? It’s too bad the dead can’t speak, because Linc and Samantha will have to survive a killer bent on total destruction if they’re going to find their happily ever after.
Samantha Anderson leaves the comfort of her life in Dallas for a journey to Los Angeles where she has to deal with the estate of Charlie Pearson, a grandfather she never knew existed. FBI Agent Linc Hawkins, on leave and recuperating from devastating injuries he received during his last case, was like a son to Charlie and offers Samantha his help in navigating her new world. He believes Charlie was murdered and didn’t commit suicide as it was ruled. Linc’s suspicions seem to be confirmed when Samantha experiences some close calls soon after her arrival.
I was really happy this was Linc’s story as he was seriously injured in the last story and we didn’t know much about him. He’s a wonderful character with a strong sense of loyalty and honor, even though he was pretty commitment phobic. Samantha was a little more uneven, running hot and cold but behaving characteristically for someone whose life was turned upside down.
I liked how the story began, with a prologue setting the tone for the tension and suspense to come. The mystery and the romance are slow boils that roil over the course of the story, allowing relationships to form, develop and grow on me by the end of the story and then get threatened. I very much enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next in the series.