Scandal leads to death on the Colton ranch in the latest from USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella
When murder strikes his family's ranch, Detective Ryan Colton follows the evidence...straight to his sister. Instinct tells him she's innocent. But once her DNA is found at the scene, Ryan goes head-to-head with the forensics expert he'd hoped to avoid. Susie Howard--the beautiful woman he once loved...and left.
Seeing Ryan again has Susie doubting everything, especially her resolution to forget the sexy, rugged cowboy cop. If her intuition is wrong, then the real killer is still at large and has the Coltons in his sights. Teaming up with Ryan is the only way for him to save his family--and his second chance with her.
I have enjoyed this series since the beginning, but I have to say, I think it is getting better with each installment, as the plot thickens.
Some very odd events have been happening at the ranch, everyone has been mentioning them, but no one thought twice about them, until actual crimes were committed.
Ryan can't believe what the crime scene investigators are telling him, that the evidence leads them to his sister, Greta. It just doesn't make sense. The suspense is high, the evidence is clear, and as it seems that Greta has no alibi for the time of the crimes, the only thing Ryan can do, is to arrest his own sister.
The investigator working on the case, Susie, is the one Ryan has a history with, an old history, but somehow it seems very fresh even now.
As the secrets of the family are unfolding, the evidence saying one thing, and the heart and mind another, Ryan is in a whirlwind of his life. When you add to that the girl he never forgot, the one he still loves, and the secret from their past relationship coming to light, Ryan don't know anymore what to think or do.
I inhaled this story in one sitting. It just pulled me in and took over. I loved the intensity of the investigation, the tension between the old lovers, and as all the secrets are revealed, it suddenly starts to make more sense, all around.
This series has had a strong allure from the start, and the attack on the mother has been going investigation through the series, that now finally starts to have more insights into it. I can hardly wait for the next installment, to see how it all will come to end!
A series filled with charismatic characters, intense suspense, crimes that baffle the police as well as the family, and the happily ever after kind of romance, that melts your heart
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me