Former police officer Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own private investigation firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by the nights on stakeout, Cassie is nontheless managing…until an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonarate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family.
Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there’s always something more to the story. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against the ghosts of her own past that threaten to pull her back under.
Not my normal genre, but that’s why I picked it — I needed something different.
It’s set in Montana, but it reminds me a bit of some Southern fiction that I’ve read in that it has a slower pace/feel to it. That doesn’t detract from the suspense, though. It just gives it a different feel.
Overall, a good read — I was able to guess on a couple of things, but a few things really surprised me. The author did a good job pulling me in so that I felt the main character’s frustrations with her and had to keep reading to find out what would happen next. It’s everything I expect from a suspense novel; did not disappoint.
R-rated for language and themes. Get your copy here!