When the men she dated begin dying, Madison Long must convince the police of her innocence and help them determine who has taken on the role of her guardian before he kills the only man she ever truly loved, Detective Nate Zuberi.
Madison Long, a high school chemistry teacher, looks forward to a relaxing summer break. Instead, she suffers through a nightmare of threats, terror, and death. When she finds a man murdered she once dated, Detective Nate Zuberi is assigned to the case, and in the midst of chaos, attraction blossoms into love.
Together, she and Nate search for her deadly guardian before he decides the only way to truly save her from what he considers a hurtful relationship is to kill her—and her policeman boyfriend as well.
I don’t typically read a lot of mystery/suspense, so I like to pick up the genre here and there to see what’s happening in it and for a little extra excitement.
Overall, this book delivers some exciting moments and mystery. I really appreciated that the science teacher wasn’t the hero. It makes me crazy when the cops have to rely on someone else to solve the case for them. While the heroine was involved with the investigation, she didn’t sweep in and save the day — I like it when the police get to be police.
It was a bit choppy at times, which made me pause and re-read a few times (a character would mention needing to go someplace, then be there in the next sentence — it made me wonder if I’d missed something).
If you’re looking for a clean-read mystery that’s a little more dramatic than a cozy mystery, I think you’ll like this book. Pick up your copy here!