Model Olivia Winters comes home to escape her job in New York City, and finds herself compelled to investigate the suspicious suicide of a former high school classmate. She enlists the help of private investigator Max Lyon, an ex-detective from a troubled family. Posing as husband and wife, the pair uncovers a grisly trail of murder, and the danger propels them into each other's arms.
With a murderer on the loose, Max and Olivia realize they're in too deep, too late. They're getting close to the truth—and to each other's secrets
Intriguing murder mystery, a book three in the series, that I just jumped in with this story.
The murder mystery is captivating. Dead bodies of classmates are showing up, as the 10th reunion is approaching. It seems all the possible suspects are from the certain group of friends, and so the chase starts. The clues and hints slowly coming in, the suspense is building, and many of the questions are leading towards certain duo of friends. But there comes another, surprising, action that muddy up the waters. So lots of twists, turns in the plot, that will keep you guessing through the story.
The chemistry in the story wasn't all there for me. The three investigators, who is supposed to be closer than brothers, don't come off that way. Olivia and Max have noticed each other in high school, and now as life has brought them together, the attraction is there, and even though they fight it for a short time, they soon are so driven by the passion that they can't help it. I wish I could have felt that scorching fire between them, but for me, it was a bit lacking.
There are some very sensitive topics brought up in this story, and I understand that in romantic suspense those two elements are at the front and center. But if you bring up multiple cases of such a violent attack against a woman, as a rape, I would wish some kind of work with healing to be shown to the readers, more than just a closure with a love scene. I'm sorry about the spoiler, if you feel it is so, I just wish to warn those who are not comfortable with that topic in romantic literature.
~ Three 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