by Meg Chittenden

September 2004
ISBN: 0-425-19803-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

As Diana Gordon comes to in a hospital room after being shot at and hit by a man she was getting ready to catch for insurance fraud, she begins to question her current vocation as a private investigator. As it is, if she were a cat she would have already used up most of her nine lives. So she lets her partner in the business know and leaves the city by the bay behind as she heads to a new life.

Diana decides that it is time to put her photography hobby to work and since Port Findlay, Washington is a very active arts community she thinks she has found a perfect new home. That is until at a local art showing someone turns up dead and once again Diana is thrown smack into the middle of an investigation.

Connor Callahan is still reeling over the loss of his wife and often still has his own private conversations with her. The last thing he needs in his life is a new woman or any excitement. His job as the local chiropractor usually guarantees that heíll get the peace and quiet that he craves. However the dead body at the art event will throw he and Diana together as they search for clues to not only prove Dianaís innocent, but to find the killer who may make her his next victim.

As in most romantic suspense novels, a relationship will soon end up developing between the two main characters, however this particular reader just didnít feel the heat nor did I get too deeply attached to any of the characters in the book. To be perfectly honest this was one suspense book that I was glad to see end. I have however, read previous novels by this author that were not a disappointment at all. So I am chalking this one up to the fact that not every book can be a winner.

Reviewed in November 2004 by Shelby.

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