Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
When Holly’s secrets backfire, is the mess too big to unravel?
Holly Cramer has worked hard to keep the identity of her daughter’s father a secret, shamed and embarrassed by the one-night stand. But when the police knock on her door searching for Creed Kershaw, she realizes his identity isn’t as hidden as she thought. The fact that Creed is a person of interest in a recent drug-related murder only increases her humiliation.
When Holly’s and Creed’s paths cross, Holly is unsure whether to be terrified of him or trust him. His tenderness with their daughter makes her want to believe his story that he had nothing to do with the murder. Then she discovers that Creed has a connection to Leonard Miller-who killed both her sister’s fiancé and her brother-in-law, and kidnapped her nephews-and things only become more complicated.
Will Creed lead them to the man who has plagued her family, or become another of his victims?
Holly Cramer is determined to turn her life around after having a child. Her past is not making it easy on her. The book opens with a mugging, which will have your heart racing. The desire to figure out who actually committed the murder in this murder mystery, will keep you reading. This book sort of ties up a lot of loose ends that were left open in the previous books. You will want to make sure you read them before this one.
I found the frustration with the legal system portrayed accurately in the book, and the desire to see justice despite the circumstances. It is hard when you see someone you love harmed, and you are helpless to help them.
Through the twists and turns of this book, I often disagreed with the choices the characters made and felt frustrated with them. But I have learned that is real life! Life really hands you a lot of hard knocks. You will feel you got handed a plateful of difficult to handle relatives. You love them to pieces, but want to shake them as well.
I enjoyed how this book tied all those things together, in a not so neat package.
This book was given to me for review by BookLookBloggers. The opinions contained herein are my own.