Series: Cold Justice #6
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Hunting For A Killer…Who Doesn’t Play By The Rules.
Detective Erin Donovan expects life to quiet down after the arrest and conviction of a serial rapist who terrified her university town last summer. Then two young women are brutally slain and the murders bear all the hallmarks of the campus rapist. Did Erin arrest an innocent man? Now her job is at stake and tensions are high and just when it looks like things can’t get worse, her department gets the help it needs to solve the double homicide–in the form of a man Erin has never been able to forget.
FBI Agent Darsh Singh has no interest in reliving the past. Three years ago, his feelings for Erin Donovan had him breaking all his rules about getting involved. Now his only interest in the former NYPD detective is figuring out if she screwed up a rape investigation and helped send an innocent man to prison. But being forced to work together rekindles their old attraction, and as Darsh and Erin fall for each other, the campus predator fixates on Erin. The race is on to identify the ruthless killer before he makes Erin his final victim.
I haven’t read any of Ms. Anderson’s books before now, but she just got added to my list of go-to authors for romantic suspense. COLD HEARTED checks all the boxes for me because it’s just that good. A gripping story, intricate plot, spine-tingling, edge of the seat suspense as well as a romance between complex characters that will have you strongly rooting from them to find their happy ending.
Detective Erin Donovan left her painful past behind to start over at the police department in small town Forbes Pine but it’s been an underwhelming experience so far, especially since she became the most hated person in town after the college’s quarterback was convicted for rape based on her investigation.
When a double homicide turns up a victim with similarities to the previous crimes, Forbes Pines is once again thrown into the spotlight and Erin has to face the possibility that she sent an innocent man to jail. In order to quell rising tensions, FBI Agent Darsh Singh is sent in to assist with the investigation and run a parallel investigation on Erin to determine if her previous investigation was above board.
With a smart and manipulative killer fixated on Erin on the loose, will Erin and Darsh be able to put their less than pleasant past history and the uncontrollable chemistry between them on the back burner and focus on unraveling the case? Or will the killer best them in this cat and mouse game and claim more victims including Erin?
I adore Erin and Darsh so much. They are two imperfect people struggling with personal challenges but dedicated to the law even at a personal cost. Erin is strong and resileint, but also quite stubborn, but Darsh is smooth and more diplomatic, and he stole my heart with the way he supported Erin and defended her. The chemistry between them was fiery hot and irresistible and provided a heartwarming moment for me in the midst of the tense suspnse.
COLD HEARTED is a perfect balance of romance and suspense and nothing is overdone or lacking. Ms. Anderson’s writing is top-notch and thought-provoking and I can honestly say that I loved this book so much I would give more than five stars, if it was possible.