Her fingerprints are on the gun, but Sarah swears she’s innocent.
Although Sarah Anne Martin admits to pulling the trigger, she swears someone forced her to kill her lover. Homicide detective Jay Christianson is skeptical, but enough ambiguous evidence exists to make her story plausible. If he gives her enough freedom, she’ll either incriminate herself or draw out the real killers. But, having been burned before, Jay doesn’t trust his own protective instincts…and his growing attraction to Sarah only complicates matters.
With desire burning between them, their relationship could ultimately be doomed since Sarah will be arrested for murder if Jay can’t find the real killer.
I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.
The story moves at a good pace, even though there is that sense of frustration due to working out the mystery of who murdered Vince Capelli, it didn’t push me to the point where I wanted to toss my Kindle into the freezer for a few days in punishment. While I question just how deeply in love Jay and Sarah end up being at the end of book, I don’t disbelieve that it could happen. Their past relationships were not ideal in anyway and considering the situation they find themselves in, the fact that they both grab hold of the good makes it feasible. While both Jay and Sarah are well written and have quite a bit of depth, I find that I liked Sarah the most. That she didn't let what was going on around her drag her into depression showed how strong her will really was, though there were times where it made me wonder if she did have more of a part in the murder than she let on, which was one of the things that kept me reading until the end.
While this was a decent read for me, I did find that there were few things that bothered me on the police procedural side of things. I’m no expert, any knowledge I have is from TV shows, but when one is a suspect in a murder, charged or not, I’d think that there would be some limitations put on the person. Also, I felt that the end was quite abrupt. We do get an adequate resolution to the murder mystery, but I would have liked a little more detail on the why.