by Michelle Perry

May 2007
ISBN: 978-1-932-81580-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Medallion Press
Mass Market Paperback

Brady Simms is called in to investigate a murder on the very night he‘s appointed as police chief of Coalmont, Tennessee. He finds quite a bit of opposition to his promotion, but he’s determined to do the best job he can while he waits to apply to the FBI.

Four years ago, Natasha Hawthorne was in an accident which resulted in the death of three kids. Two others were seriously injured while she walked away relatively unscathed. As the driver, she was found guilty and served two years in a juvenile facility. The civil case against her is fast approaching and now she’s receiving threats from some unknown source.

When she finds her boyfriend dead, she immediately becomes the main suspect for the suspicious cops, until Brady walks on scene. The two were very close before the accident but he’s felt betrayed by her ever since. That doesn’t stop him from still wanting her though. Soon Brady finds himself trying to figure out who is threatening the three survivors of the original accident.

While the story is suspenseful and fast paced, it was very difficult to completely enjoy it because I felt both main characters were too young. Brady may have been smart but he seemed distracted more often than not. And while some things were adequately explained regarding Natasha’s past, to me the biggest question of all was left unanswered.

Reviewed in May 2007 by Jackie.

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