Published by Montlake Romance on March 13th 2018
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Shocking evidence hits close to home for attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger as Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s acclaimed series continues.
Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he’s lived under the weight of that disappearance—until his father’s car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that’s risen to the surface.
For Lance, the investigation yields troubling questions about a man he thought he knew. But memories can play dirty tricks. For Morgan, uncovering each new lie comes with a disquieting fear that someone is out there watching, because someone is killing every witness tied to this decades-old crime. Morgan and Lance follow in the shadows of a relentless killer and walk right into the cross fire.
~~Reviewed by Danae~~
Wow! This book was not what I was expecting! It surpassed my expectations. Melinda Leigh is a very skilled author. She brings so much excitement to the book. With each page, she built up the anticipation with each page turn. She brings to life the characters, she brings her readers into her story as if they were a part of the story all along. There was more than enough underlying sexual tension between Lance and Morgan to keep a reader interested in waiting to find out what if anything will actually happen between the two of them. There is adventure, romance, action, and a sense of mystery to help make it interesting for the readers.
Lance Kruger was ten years old when his father suddenly disappeared for what seemed like no reason and no one could figure out what happened to his father. Lance grew up to be a private investigator who works with Lincoln Sharp, another Private investigator, as well as Morgan Dane who is an attorney. When news about Lance’s father’s car being found comes, Lance is determined to figure out what happened to his father with more invested interest than ever before.
Morgan Dane used to be a “tough-as-nails prosecutor, but her husband’s death in Iraq two years before and the experience of being a single mom to three little girls had peeled away her tough veneer.” There were unforgettable things that she saw in her time as a prosecutor! Now that she works for herself she gets to choose her clients, so she has time to see her three girls and be there for them. Lance and Morgan are a hoot together and they have such a great chemistry that you can’t help but root for them until the very end of the book.
Lincoln Sharp is partners with Lance and the two of them have such a great working relationship that even though they have some different characteristics they work very well together. They find themselves in some very interesting positions with the Sheriff’s office, but they always seem to get out of the bind that they are in.
There is such a mystery surrounding the disappearance of Lance’s father from the first chapter right until the very end when they catch the person responsible for the disappearance.
I can’t wait to read more from Melinda Leigh.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.