Readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats with this gripping tale of a young woman using her painful past to solve a recent rash of crimes in a small town where everyone is a suspect. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Justice for Samara By Deanndra Hall, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this 16th installment in the Bluegrass Bravery series to your bookshelf!
Demons of the past threaten the future...Newly promoted Chief Deputy Michael Edwards is determined to prove his place in the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department. The young leader will do anything to protect the people of his town. But when he meets the new detective in charge of cold cases, everything changes.
Detective Samara Futrell is hellbent on cracking the unsolved rape cases that have piled up in files of her new department. After all, she's no stranger to assault; she can read a woman's fearful body language at any time. Speaking to the victims and watching their reactions tell her everything she needs to know.
As Samara and Michael team up to delve into the cases, they discover an undeniable desire for one another. But someone doesn't want Samara to uncover any further information on the cases. Suddenly, Samara's life is in peril, and it's up to Michael to rescue the woman who taught him how to love again. But can he find Justice for Samara before it's too late and she's just another statistic?
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Readers looking for an exhilarating read with a bit of romance, and a lot of suspense, will get all that and more with this latest installment in the Bluegrass Bravery series. Though this is the 16th book in the series it stands strongly on its own courtesy of a strong main couple whose connection was both sensual and supportive in their goal of finding justice. Based loosely on a real crime (one detailed at the beginning) the lives of the main couple become intertwined in a captivating tale that will keep you guessing until the very end, holding on for dear life with each turn of the page.
Michael Edwards has been recently promoted and it has him out to prove himself. He's a determined man, competent and caring, out to protect the people of his community. He finds himself distracted though with the department's new hire, Samara Futrell, a detective dealing with cold cases with a background weighed down by her own past assault. She's a wonderful heroine, one who's tougher than you expect and whose background helps her bond with a slew of others recently assaulted as she sets out to discover whodunit. This pair had an instant attraction and perfectly balanced their burgeoning romance with gathering evidence and trying to stay one step ahead of the culprit as danger crept ever closer to Samara. It's a mystery that was well-crafted, the culprit being someone who poses a real threat to both Samara and Michael, and I was on the edge of my seat from the moment the culprit was revealed to the moment they were captured. This exhilarating mystery brought this couple closer together, bound them emotionally and through their goal of bringing this evil to an end. Theirs was a journey full of action and suspense, a love full of heart and soul, and a storyline that balanced all of that beautifully in a story that I definitely recommend.
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Deanndra Hall is a working author living in the far western end of the beautiful Bluegrass State with her husband of over 35 years and small menagerie of weird little dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s editing. When she’s doing neither of those two things, she’s having dinner with friends, spending time with family, kayaking, eating chocolate, drinking beer or moonshine, or looking for something that she put in the wrong place and can’t seem to find (which is pretty much everything she owns).
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