Karen Rose is a master of mystery and this romantic suspense novel proves it. Thorne and Gwyn are absolutely perfect for one another. I’m not usually a fan of the friends to lovers plot but these two defied my aversion. This pair has been through so much and just as they are about to make some major changes the rug is pulled out from under them. Thorne is intelligent and strong, a survivor who is always at the ready if needed by his friends. Gwyn is so tough it’s almost unfair what she’s been through. She is tenacious and there is no way she’s going to back down. Watching them deal with this horrific situation while navigating a budding relationship was an absolute gift.
The large cast of supporting characters were absolutely fabulous. Without them the story would not have been nearly as intense or entertaining.
This was the first book I’ve read in this series and I believe the first book I’ve read by this author and I never felt cheated or as if I was missing out on the story. However, because I enjoyed this one so much I’m definitely going to read everyone that has come before it. This suspense story had it all! You get your action, adventure, twists and turns, heartache, sorrow and joy. Do yourself a favour and pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed.
The Story: High-profile defence attorney, Thorne is surprised to wake up and find a dead woman in his bed. He’s being framed for murder and his past is coming back to haunt him. Thankfully Gwyn discovers him before anyone else and she rallies their friends to help him out. Can they outwit this clever villain and find a way to have a happy future together?
The past comes back to haunt a high-profile defense attorney in the newest book in the Baltimore series from the New York Times bestselling author of Edge of Darkness and Monster in the Closet.
In his work as a defense attorney in Baltimore, Thorne has always been noble to a fault--specializing in helping young people in trouble just as someone did for him when he was younger. He plays the part of the bachelor well, but he secretly holds a flame for his best friend and business partner, Gwyn Weaver, a woman struggling to overcome her own demons. After four years, he thinks he might finally be ready to confess his feelings, come what may.
But his plans are derailed when he wakes up in bed with a dead woman--her blood on his hands and no recollection of how he got there. Whoever is trying to frame Thorne is about to lead him down the rabbit hole of his past, something he thought he had outran long ago. Thorne must figure out who has been digging into his secrets, how much they know, and how far they will go to bring him down . . .