This book picks up close to where the previous one in the series ended. Detective Angie Pallorino must face the repercussions related to her behavior during the Baptist case and her seemingly overkill of the suspect in the end. Meanwhile, her lover Detective Sergeant James Maddocks is investigating the fallout from that case where six young girls were found on the yacht they raided. They’re obviously victims of the sex trade and he’s trying to find out who’s at the head of this sex trafficking operation.
There wasn’t a moment to catch my breath from start to finish. So much was developing from Angie’s search for the truth of her identity and Maddocks’ sex ring investigation that it was mesmerizing. The consequences of her actions were pretty tough and Angie compounds the issue at every turn. Maddocks continues to impress me as a detective and a stalwart, steadying influence for her. It’s a powerful and unpredictable dynamic these two have and, on a strange level, they somehow fit. The suspense was almost palpable, the danger constant and the mystery just kept pulling me forward.
The writing is exceptional, with complexity in plot and characterizations. Again we’re given a strong sense of place in every venue in British Columbia, making me feel as if I was right there. I love this author’s style and her characters, even when I was uncertain if I respected Angie. I’m so looking forward to what’s next for her and others, especially given the dramatic ending.
- Release Date: November 14, 2017
- Series: Angie Pallorino #2
- Page Numbers: 380
- Kindle Unlimited: Yes
(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review)