Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police Detective . . . mostly. She’s very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.
Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he’s sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have.
When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new task force dedicated to reexamining unsolved crimes across the state. Spearheading this trial run, Evie will work with the sheriff’s department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she reexamines old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly to a third cold case. Evie’s determined to solve the cases before she leaves Carin County, and Sheriff Thane, along with his family, will be key to those answers.
I have always enjoyed Dee Henderson’s books and this one was no exception. Her books have gotten a bit slower in the past years, and this one was more attention getting than the others recently, but I still felt like I was being told the story rather than experiencing it.
I enjoyed the myriad of characters. The storyline was great… but it just lagged in places where it could have been faster moving.
I am hoping there will be more of the stories that the sheriff and detective solve together…
This is not romantic tale, but has small hints of romantic feelings throughout, but nothing concrete until, well, you will have to find that out!
This book was provided for review by Netgalley and Bethany House. The opinions contained herein are my own.
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