Friday, September 20, 2013

Dangerous Passage - Southern Crimes 1 by Lisa Harris

Cover Art  I enjoyed this fast-paced, suspenseful story about Avery North, a detective who thinks she might have a serial killer on her hands!  She has two Jane Does with the same magnolia tattoo on their shoulders and as her team investigates, things aren't adding up.  She feels pulled in many directions, from being there for her daughter as a single parent, to spending time with her family, and trying to find her brother's killer.  She's really not sure she has time for a new relationship with medical examiner Jackson Bryant; will this case bring them closer or push them apart?

I liked the police procedural aspect to this story as they tracked down leads and followed the evidence.   The characters are great and struggle with real issues, from learning to love again after the death of a spouse to balancing work and family.  I liked that Avery asked the hard questions, especially about why there's evil and how she struggled with feeling helpless in the face of it all even though she had a strong faith.  It was interesting to see how she related to her family, especially her father.  The wonderful father-daughter relationship was refreshing.  There's also some romance mixed in.  Overall, it's a satisfying story and I'll plan on looking for the next one in the series.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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