THE WRONG TARGET
While investigating a murder at Rikki Allen's house, detective Blain Kent realizes the victim looks a lot like Rikki.
Could the secretive widow have been the target?
He wants answers, but Rikki is unusually cagey.
When the killer comes after Rikki at a safe location, Blain finally gets the truth out of her: she's the daughter of Franco Alvanetti—the notorious crime kingpin.
A by-the-book former marine, Blain has made it his life mission to put the Alvanetti family out of business.
Yet he has to trust Rikki to protect her from a killer who wants her dead by Christmas.
A murder to investigate, a crime family in turmoil, will there be peace by the holidays?
The story starts off with an intensity that I loved. The murder investigation is a complex one, since the lack of evidence. The attempts towards Rikki continue through the story, but mainly because she keeps putting herself into the danger zone, by not listening to the law enforcement, to stay put, to stay safe. And she does it several times, not learning anything from her past mistakes. Frustrating!
The murder mystery had some twists in it, and I have to admit, the ending was surprising, that rarely happens.
The Alvanetti family had gone through a change, that was hard to believe or accept by all. Even harder was the acceptance of the fact, that a detective was romantically involved with a famous crime family princess, but Rikki and Blain are determined to make it work.
I love the Love Inspired Suspense stories, because the suspense is often very intense, the crime not easily solved, the romance is sweet and 'clean', not so much on the center stage of the story, and the characters base their life of faith in God.
Even though this story is not as intense as most, but more focused on collecting evidence and the dysfunctions of the Alvanetti family, it is a great story, with shocking revelations at the end
~ Three Spoons