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Author Notes: Beverly Barton was born in Alabama in She attended the University of North Alabama, but left to marry her husband, who was in the military. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a stay-at-home mom. Her first romance novel, Yankee Lover, was published in She wrote more than 70 books during her lifetime including The Protectors series and the Dead By trilogy.
He sets two of his best agents, Derek Lawrence and Maleah Purdue to investigate every lead possible.
As Maleah and Derek try to figure out who is killing those connected with the Powell Agency, more and more people die. They have to unwind a twisted puzzle of leads and misleads before someone else loses their life.
In the process, secrets are revealed that could destroy lives and Maleah and Derek realize they can turn to each other during these tough times. Review: I debated quite a bit with myself over whether I wanted to write a review for this book. It seems almost disrespectful to write a critical review of a book whose author passed away not long after it was published.
But I don't write my reviews to be malicious. I just give my honest opinion.
I've read a lot of Beverly Barton's books and she used to be a romantic suspense author that I eagerly awaited each new book. But then her books began to change, involving less and less romance and more straight-up suspense. What romance there was came off underdeveloped and forced. For me, that didn't work. I'm a fan of romantic suspense. I don't mind if the suspense part is the more dominant aspect but I still want a solid romance to go with it.
And Barton's book started to miss on that point. It was very disappointing from an author who used to tell such great romantic suspense stories. Honestly, I wouldn't have read this book and wouldn't read the one that follows this one if it were for the fact that I've read a number of the Griffin Powell books and really want to know the rest of Griff's story.
That's really the only reason I bought this one. I would have passed otherwise because Barton's type of romantic suspense just didn't work for me anymore. And even after I bought it I still held off on reading it because I heard there was a huge cliffhanger at the end and I wanted to have the next book first so I wouldn't have to read a cliffhanger and then wait for the next book.
Of course, Ms. Barton passed away after this book came out and fans were left wondering if the next book would come. Thankfully, she had already finished the next book, the final one in the "Dead By" trilogy, Dead By Nightfall , which supposedly wraps-up the Griffin Powell mystery. So I bought that one, too, so I could read them back to back.
And yet I left them sitting on my shelf because I couldn't muster up much enthusiasm to read them. I finally made myself get to them, though. I can't say, after finishing this book, that my feelings changed on the way Barton had shifted the writing of her "romantic suspense" books.
The suspense plot completely dominated and the "romance" came off more as a sidenote that was plopped in so the book could still be called a romantic suspense. Since the suspense plot was the dominating part of the story, I'll start with that. It was an okay plot.
A bit low key in some ways. Very procedural with interviews and traveling around, etc etc. I wouldn't have minded some more action to keep my attention focused. One thing I didn't like about the suspense plot was that it made me think to much of "Silence of the Lambs," specifically the part about Clarice interviewing Hannibal Lecter and him requiring her to tell him personal details in order for him to help her on the case. You get a repeat of that in this book.
It just struck me as rather unoriginal. I also didn't like another detail, and it's something that's bothered me for a number of Barton's recent books now. And that's how she gives you character POV's for people who are soon to be off'ed. And not just little tidbits, but whole scenes of characters living happy lives, letting you get to know them, like them, and then they get butchered.