This book is a great mix of romance and heart stopping suspense. A
beginning that hooked me from the eloquent and edgy prologue and kept me
guessing throughout the entire book. American magazine journalist,
Casey Rowan has just arrived at the Devon home of her two best friends,
Tessa and Don. She is expecting Don to serve up a hearty English
breakfast on her first morning but instead she is served up a ghastly
murder and her friend, Tessa, in a pool of blood, fighting for her life.
Rod Carlisle is in charge of the investigation but Casey can’t sit
around waiting for him to miss vital leads. Despite Carlisle’s clear
dictate that she leave the case to him, she steps into the murky waters
surrounding Don’s death and places herself in danger by digging into the
lives of ‘people in high places’. In his attempts to keep her safe,
Carlisle’s interest in Casey takes a different turn.
I have read
Maggi Andersen’s historical romances but this is my first foray into her
Romantic Suspense Mysteries. She pulls off the suspense and intrigue
brilliantly and had me guessing until the end. Her characters are
expertly developed and come alive on the page and her vivid settings and
creative descriptions take the reader into each scene together with the
characters. The plot is fast paced with surprises at every turn. A
wonderful book and I thoroughly recommend it.
Blurb: She wants the truth, but it may cost her more than she thinks...
ex-patriot-American living in England, magazine reporter Casey Rowan
wakes to find one best friend murdered and another seriously injured.
Casey is determined to find the killer, despite running afoul of the
detective in charge of the case—a blue-eyed Scot named Rod Carlisle, who
considers her a prime suspect. As Casey gets closer to the truth,
losing her heart to the sexy cop isn’t the only thing she risks. Now her
life is danger, too.
He wants her, but he may have to choose between love and duty...
has no patience with civilians who interfere in police matters, even
hot little numbers like Casey. Though he tries to keep things
professional, Casey’s beauty and spunk are hard to resist. He warns her
that what she’s doing is dangerous, but he only succeeds in alienating
her. She refuses to listen and goes off on her own with disastrous
results. Now Rod’s in a race to find the killer before the woman he
loves becomes the next victim.