Lynn Crandall drops the reader straight into the case with this murder mystery.
Sterling Aegar and her sister Lacey are both strong yet sensitive women with a lot of emotional baggage yet a determination to do what must be done and they make a great private investigative duo.
Detective Ben Kirby is darn near perfect, the only flaw I could see, and trust me I examined him very closely was the fact that he was a police man with the drive to succeed. I truly disliked how Sterling treated him and this made it hard for me to connect with her. I could understand her wish to protect herself from the potential of a great loss but I still didn't like how Ben got such attitude from her.
The mystery itself was interesting but I felt as if I missed a few key elements to follow it through to its conclusion. I was also confused by the paranormal aspect to the story it wasn't that I disliked it so much as I just wasn't expecting it in this story.
Overall this was an interesting whodunnit.
Two years Sterling Aegar quits her job as a police officer after her sister's husband, a fellow officer loses his life. She breaks up with her risk taking undercover boyfriend and decides to become a private investigator with her sister as this should satisfy her need for justice but keep her in relative safety. Then they discover a body and her ex walks into the scene as the lead detective and he wants back in her life. Can Sterling solve the case without becoming the next victim, resolve her past and move on to a future with Ben?
Uncovering secrets and exposing truth are all in a day’s work for private investigator Sterling Aegar. But when her latest case threatens to reveal her own buried feelings for an old love, Sterling runs for cover.
A body in the bathtub and pleas from a jilted wife to find her wayward husband mean a welcome break from the usual humdrum cases Sterling and her sister, Lacey, are called to investigate. But when Sterling’s old flame, Detective Ben Kirby, walks into the murder scene, she feels her world spin out of control. Danger from thugs and murderers poses no greater threat than the peril she’d suffer if she lets daredevil Ben get too close.
Seeing Sterling for the first time in two years is for Ben like drinking in a healing tonic. He could never forget the way it felt to run his hands over her delicious curves or the way she touched his soul. She remains the one person who can make the emptiness in his gut go away. Finding the murderer is his job, but protecting Sterling from seriously dangerous people is his mission.
As the case unfolds, Sterling and Ben not only solve the murder and locate the missing husband, they confront secrets that set them each free from a painful past.
Sensuality Level: Sensual