The bodies pile up… and the game goes on... In New Orleans, the bodies of murdered homeless teens have started washing up on the shores of the Mississippi River. For detective Deveraux "Dev" Gautier, these killings are way past being personal. Each one of these kids is a resident of his shelter – a kid who got a chance for a second start. And Dev’s only lead is held by the infuriating and undeniably sexy woman who flirted with him, kissed him, and then tried to ruin his life…Investigative TV reporter Reghan Connor stopped believing in heroes a long time ago. But when she discovers a potential lead in the case, she can’t sit idly by. Even if it means working with a man who hates her… and who still makes her knees weak with need. But now, everything Reghan believed in is about to be turned upside down. Because sometimes the whole story hasn’t been told. And while the good guys are willing to die for their beliefs, the bad guys are willing to kill…
This story took a hold of me from the page one, and kept it till 'the end', it is addictive and well written. Mallory Kane is a new author for me, and this will not be the last book I read by her!
The connection between Dev and Reghan is complex, the attraction and pull towards each other is tinted with distrust and leeriness from the past actions and experiences.
While Dev is trying to protect Reghan from the threats and malice, they have to work together and learn to trust each other, despite their history, to survive and save others from the serial killer. Dev didn't believe in love because of his childhood, Reghan had lost her faith in heroes, because of her past. When their eyes open to see the true self in each other, behind all the walls they had build, they find a connection that is true, genuine, and passionate.
The mystery of the killer who attacks towards people Dev care about, was intense with several surprise elements in the plot. And even though I did figure out pretty early on, who might be the culprit, the suspense of the story kept the interest high.
Truly engaging storyline with intriguing setting, highly recommended with four big spoons and one tea spoon for a good measure!
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