**I received a free copy via NetGalley for an honest review**
What an attention grabber! From the very beginning, this book caught my eyes and yanked them to the pages. I had a difficult time putting the book down to sleep and work. The mystery, the characters, the romance - it was all so well done.
Now, take into consideration that there are two books before this one, and I haven't read either of them. The author does an excellent job of making this book related without making it mandatory that you read the previous books. There was never a time when I became confused - all the backstories were explained sufficiently without so much detail that the reader gets lost. It does make you want to go read the other two books though!
Becca and Connor have always had a spark between them, which Connor has wanted to pursue, but Becca has a strict hands-off policy. She makes it clear that no relationship will be happening. But when a killer from her past comes back into her life, she must work with Connor to catch him. The killer abducted and murdered multiple teen girls years ago, and now it appears he's killing again. And his latest target may be Becca, who escaped him as a young girl, leaving her foster sister behind to an uncertain fate. Becca and Connor race to find the killer, and at the same time, they grow closer and realize their connection is undeniable.
While the romance was thrilling and frustrating at the same time, what really captured me was the crime-solving. You could really tell the author did her homework and knew what everyone's roles were in solving the case. From the cyber expert, Jae, to the cadaver dog, I felt immersed in catching the killer. Makes sense for me, since one of my favorite shows is Bones.
This is a must-read, especially for those who typically read either romance or mystery and want to get a taste of something new. It's a "clean" novel, but you still feel the heat between the couple. You actually get more PG-13 with the murders than you do with anything else. Very good read! I look forward to reading more books by this author.