by Adrianne Lee

June 2004
ISBN: 0-373-22781-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Ms. Lee’s “Cowboy Cops” Series is sure to please every reader’s need for romantic suspense stories that are packed with action, romance, and deep felt emotions. Denim Detective is one of those books that will keep the reader turning those pages nonstop, finding oneself drawn deep into the emotional lives of the ‘very real’ characters.

Montana Sheriff Beau Shanahan’s life is haunted by the past tragedy of his daughter’s death and the consequential break down of his wife from the murder (whom he thinks has also been killed at that time.) Hunting down the killer became an obsession he was all too conscious of --- yet --- he wouldn’t give up. When his wife, Deedra returns to Montana insisting that someone is trying to kill her, all the rage Beau felt at the death of his daughter returns with her. Now it becomes a race against time to find a killer that has eluded him for far too long.

It’s also a time for second chances, and the rebuilding of a relationship that was destroyed with their daughter’s death. Beau had assumed Dee had died that day with Callie, and is shocked when she returns with the wild story that the killer is still out to get her. Dee has never fully recovered from losing her daughter and feels her emotions are on the very edge of another breakdown. Will Beau be able to help her? Will the killer be stopped, this time forever? Will they be able to rebuild their lives together and once again find the love that once made them a family?

Ms. Lee can pen a story that wrings the emotions from a reader with characters that are so real, and situations that are realistically today’s dramas. The suspense in the story keeps the reader on the edge of her seat, and with so many ‘red herrings’, never quite certain who the killer/pursuer is.

A definite “Don’t miss this one” recommend! This reviewer eagerly looks forward to the next book!

Reviewed in May 2004 by Kari.

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