Minutes into FBI profiler Bryn Eastman's first case since a near-fatal shooting, a brazen serial killer sets his sights on her next. Now her life -- and career -- is in the hands of her new partner, Detective Eric Hale, the man she once loved and lost. Racked with nightmares of the shooting and regrets for the tragedy that tore her and Eric apart, Bryn doesn't want Eric to discover the secrets she carries -- but she needs him. Seeing Bryn brings back memories Eric can't control. Memories of a once-in-a-lifetime love. But the tough detectives knows their only path to a second chance goes straight through a relentless killer...one who won't quit until he counts Bryn as his fifth victim.
Published 2016 (Jessica R. Patch's 2nd Love Inspired Suspense) I 'discovered' this author about a month ago when I read her 3rd LIS book, Concealed Identity on the recommendation of a friend. A couple of weeks later I devoured book #4 (and most recent release), Final Verdict. After that I couldn't wait to read her other two books but sadly her first book is already out of print! You know this a good author when that happens. Think Irene Hannon. Lynette Eason. Early Dee Henderson.
There are so many rich layers to this story that I don't quite know where to begin. Pay attention because the simplest details carry clues that might just help you solve the mystery before Bryn and Eric. I love the way this author pulls all the important elements together to make one scrumptiously smooth read. Romance and suspense get equal billing and there's such depth to the characterization that I immediately connected with both hero and heroine. Their highly charged relationship kept me on edge the entire read. So much promise in the midst of so many impossibilities. A read-in-one-gulp kind of book. I devoured Protective Duty in one sitting.
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