by Jasmine Cresswell

October 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2477-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

Suspect is the second book in the Ravens trilogy. We’ve met all three of the Ron Raven’s children in Missing. We learned a little about Liam in the first book and now we learn more, a lot more, and just what makes him tick.

Liam was once a great criminal lawyer but now he is a divorce attorney. Some of his clients definitely bring out the worst in each other. One particular client that comes to see him is the wife of the mayor of Denver, Chloe Hamilton. One day she said she wanted a divorce a little while later she changes her mind and doesn’t want it.

Liam can’t get over the fact that the mayor is dead and the suspect is the wife. He wonders why Chloe comes to him to defend her when he no longer is a criminal defense attorney. It doesn’t take long for the reason to come out, and why Liam shouldn’t be her attorney.

Liam has issues not only with his professional life but also his personal life. His personal life bled into his professional life when he switched the type of law he practiced. He was making a point to his dad when he switched to a divorce attorney. Now that his dad is dead, he no longer feels the need to handle divorce cases. And it seems that Chloe is the client to bring him back to handle criminal cases.

Chloe is definitely hiding secrets and she doesn’t want anyone to know a few of them, not even Liam. The question is can she keep the secrets that she’s been hiding for years or will everything come to light? Only time will tell and that isn’t something she has a lot of to spare.

Ms. Cresswell has given us another intriguing story. We learn more about Liam and why he is the way he is towards family and love. Quite a few of the characters from Missing are in Suspect and we learn a little more about them and just what is happening with the Fairfax and Raven Enterprises. The story is woven in a way that leaves you wondering just who really did kill Jason Hamilton. It keeps you guessing and, of course, turning the pages to see just what will happen next. The last and final book in the Ravens trilogy is Payback. I can’t wait to read the story and what Ms. Cresswell has in store for us.

Reviewed in September 2007 by Pam.

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