Devon James is on the run from a killer who has been hunting her for years. When she discovers the murdered bodies of two co-workers, Devon knows it is time to run again. But before she can run, the police arrive and take her in for questioning.
Jordan Salinger is a Pittsburgh homicide detective on leave after a hostage standoff left her with a bullet wound in her shoulder and an even bigger hole in her heart. When she is called in by her partner to help with an uncooperative witness, Jordan has no idea that the woman holds the key to the murders and to her salvation.
With the murderer stalking them at every turn, can Devon and Jordan overcome the horrors that haunt them in time to save each other?
Worldbuilding: The contemporary Pittsburgh setting wasn’t too present, but I loved the way Devon described it in a line and it made it a very vivid setting atmosphere-wise.
Characters: There was a lot of awesome character-building happening in this novel. Devon, Jordan, and even Billy were very interesting characters – and, I felt, very well built. There was enough history there, well told as the story developed, and enough action to keep it all thrilling.
I particularly found Billy’s voice to be interesting, Robin Summers did a fabulous job at building his character. It was all there, the intense psycho vibe, the charisma, the twisted, distorted sense of reality and the intensity of his understanding of the world. Almost in mirror, Devon felt authentic and had my full attention & emotional involvement.
Also, much love for Max.
Favorite Character: can’t pick just one, I liked too many, lol!
Plot: The thriller and romantic arc were masterfully entwined, keeping tensions high and fully engaging me. I loved both arcs, and felt they were beautifully developed.
Writing: Third person narrative, multiple POVs. It’s what made me call this an old-school yummy, there’s a certain traditional air about this thriller/romance and I loved the multiple perspectives.
Curb Appeal: Great cover, hooking blurb – total impulsive buy material for my FxF moods.
All in all, this was a great read. I fully recommend it if you’re looking for a more traditionally awesome thriller with a FxF romantic theme.