Young private investigator Jayden Spaulding has cracked his share of tough cases, but nothing like this one.
When stunning professional basketball player Nadia Fairchild walks through his door, her story seems simple enough: two days ago, her mother disappeared along with a member of the women’s college basketball team she coached. Jayden and Nadia delve into a baffling maze of motive and opportunity with a lengthy list of possible suspects.
As they work together amid their growing attraction to one another, the unlikely duo seems no closer to discovering the truth. Then the threats begin. Soon, the pair begins to suspect that this case is much more complicated than a simple disappearance—they have unwittingly stumbled on a conspiracy of corruption, greed, and murder far more deadly than they ever imagined.
Others are also searching for the missing women, and they will eliminate anyone who stands in their way . . .
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2017|
This book was so good! I loved everything about it, I loved the danger, the suspense, the characters, and the way the ending turned out. Clair Poulson really is a master at this kind of book!
I really liked the way this one starts, with Allyah and the whole crime that put the whole plot into motion. That's the prologue. And then chapter 1 starts with totally different characters and the problem of the missing mother/coach. I thought it was a fun and different way to have done this book.
I really liked Jayden's character. Jayden is clever, smart, funny and I love his dog Bullet as well! I liked the way he immediately starts to care for his client, Nadia, and the way things just fall into place for them in a relationship. I liked the way he wanted to make sure nothing happened to her, even though he'd just met her. I liked that he treated everyone kindly, even the annoying FBI agent who didn't deserve it. He just seems like a good guy!
Then there's Nadia. Wow, if I had been in her place, I would have been running around screaming or something. But she's a strong character and just takes everything how it comes. I loved the way she was always doing well if someone asked her, no matter the circumstances and she had some crazy things happen to her.
The plot of this one is fast paced and interesting. It kept my interest, I didn't want to stop reading until I'd read all of it. It's a suspense book with a touch of romance, and I love the way the author writes these!
I've been reading Clair Poulson books for a long time. He is great at writing light mystery/suspense stories that capture the essence of the genre without going overboard on the gruesome or violent details which I appreciate.
Clair Poulson is know for writing tell it like it is, no nonsense kind of characters and this story is no different. I did appreciate the attempt at light humor from the main character, Jayden. It helped give him a bit more personality which is something I sometimes struggle with in Poulaon's books. The plot is always excellent and moves forward at a fantastic pace, but it's the emotional connection with the characters that I am usually missing.
The relationship between Jayden and Nadia is almost instant. The attraction is definitely there and it progresses to a familiarity within hours. I'm not sure I buy how quickly that moved, but I guess when you are adults in perilous circumstances, emotions are heightened and connections can be made more quickly. I wish I had Jayden's dog. He sort of stole the show a few times!
Overall, another good book from Clair Poulson. I enjoyed the pacing and the constant feeling I had of wondering how all the "bad" guys came into play and connected to what was going on. It was a fun story!
Content: mild violence, LDS fiction so some mention of religious things although nothing overly preachy.
- I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are my own.
This is one of the better suspense novels I've read of Poulson's. The prologue was incredible gripping and I couldn't wait to get into the story. The next few chapters were on the slow side. It felt info dumpy, yet at the same time it was done in the way of an interview and the information was necessary for the story. Part of me wishes he would have done it in a different way though. Once the story got moving, it was great. I loved the snarkiness of Jayden, and the relationship between Jayden and Nadia felt real. I especially loved reading about Bullet, Jayden's partner. The list of suspects is long, but as they weave through each one, it left me wondering until the very end, if I had gotten it correct. This is a great suspense novel that has a little bit of romantic elements in it. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good suspense.