Reading a suspense novel from the perspective of an author doing research for a suspense novel adds a unique spin to this story. The story is also based on an actual cold case solved by the FBI.
The heroine of this story, Kariss, is writing a novel and doing research while shadowing an FBI agent, Tigo. As she does her research, she becomes the main character in her own suspenseful story. Throughout the entire book, she inserts herself into FBI business and puts herself in harms way. Luckily, the hero of the book, Tigo, is always there to save this damsel in distress. However, Kariss is just stubborn enough to think of herself not as a damsel in distress but a modern woman who can do anything. That attitude keeps getting her in trouble. There is also a romantic element as Kariss and Tigo start to see each other as more than just a nuisance.
The book was easy to read and kept my interest throughout. There were many twists and turns, but the ending was satisfying. I did get a little annoyed at the heroine who would not listen to wisdom and foolishly found herself on the wrong side of town, but that is how the heroine and hero start to fall in love, or at least like. There is a sequel that will probably explore this romantic storyline.
Zondervan provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.