After a five-year hiatus, Dee Henderson is back, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled to read the story of Ann and Paul, who come together while working on a serial killer case. When Ann drops of an unsolved murder, Paul is intrigued by more than just the possible clue. Ann is friends with a former VP, spies, military elite, and even Paul’s sister-in-law. When the secrets from her past are threatened to be revealed, will Ann be able to trust Paul to protect her?
I have been looking forward to this book for months, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t enthralled with it like I was the O’Malley series for two reasons. First, there is a lull in the story as Paul and Ann get to know each other. After an interesting start, I was a little bored for the next 50 to 75 pages. Once the action picked up again, it felt like a familiar Dee read. Second, I liked Ann at the beginning, but once the romance started, she annoyed me. Everything was on her terms, and it was like Paul could either take it or leave it. I felt bad that he had to jump through so many hoops (and did so a little too willingly) to win her.
Now, on the other hand, I LOVED the O’Malley twists in the book. They are some of my favorite characters of all time, and it was great to see familiar friends. I also loved the mystery, and I was surprised at the ending. The last ¼ of the book was action packed with twists and turns.
Fans of Dee Henderson will be happy to see a new book by one of Christian suspense’s best authors. Although it wasn’t my favorite book by Dee, it was a solid book with a shocking conclusion.
I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.