Three years after Emma Sloane’s wealthy fiance’s mysterious death, she’s finally ready to move on and pursue her own dreams. But her plans are derailed when she’s attacked outside her New York City apartment in what she thinks is a random violent incident. Then other women who look just like her start turning up dead…
Homicide Detective Jake Quinn is haunted by the one case he couldn’t solve. When he’s put in charge of a new high-profile murder case, he interviews a victim who escaped a similar attack—and to his shock it’s Emma, the former fiancée of his unsolved murder victim.
Neither expects the sparks of attraction between them. But the killer escalates, clearly targeting Emma, and Jake’s job is on the line. Can he solve this case before it’s too late for both of them?
I receive this book from the author for an honest review.
I saw an author I love sharing the sign up for an ARC copy of this book. I looked the blurb over and thought this looked like a great read. I knew the author who was sharing the sign up writes amazing stories, so I jumped. I was super excited Dawn shared a copy and jumped right in when I had the opportunity to read it.
This story is all about Emma and the cray circumstances of her life the last 3 years. She was supposed to be married to Justin, but he was killed and the detective on the case was unable to solve his murder. She felt a bit embarrassed about noticing how hot the detective was given her fiancée has just been killed but…hey he is hawt.
Detective Jake Quinn never stopped thinking about Emma. She was so sweet, innocent, and kind but also beautiful. He always felt terrible he couldn’t solve her fiancés murder, but the leads all dried up. Now 3 years later this beautiful woman shows up again in his path but this time someone is trying to kill HER!!
The chemistry starts to brew immediately even though they both are trying to deny what is THERE for everyone else to see and comment on. Jake is trying to do everything he can to keep her safe even when the attacker is still trying to get her attention and killing others due to his rage at not having HER!!
The story of who done it was constantly keeping me on my toes. Every time you thought you knew who, boom you were wrong and then WHAMO we discover who it was, and I was shook!! I mean WHAT!!!
I enjoyed the story of the couple and watching their love story play out. I wonder if Lauren and Kevin will get a story because they sure so seem like a good book in the making.
This was the first book from this author according to her final acknowledgements and I would love to read another story when its releases. The book flow was great. There were a couple times it started to be more TELLING the story then SHOWING the story. These scenes would kind of drag but all in all I did enjoy the story.
2017 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Finalist, Best First Book
2018 Heart of Denver Romance Writers Aspen Gold Runner-Up, Best Romantic Suspense
A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, Dawn Altieri has been scribbling stories practically since birth. After reaching a milestone birthday (she won’t say which one), she figured it was about time she took a shot at writing professionally.
With an overactive imagination and a slightly twisted mind, she enjoys reading dark and dangerous tales almost as much as writing them. When she’s not curled up on the sofa with her laptop, her latest story, a box of chocolates and a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day), she can be found volunteering in the world of animal rescue. To keep a roof over her head, she works in the printing industry as a graphic production artist. She shares her home with her husband and daughter, and a menagerie of rescued fur-babies.