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Published by Trisha Wolfe on February 29th 2016
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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Also by this author: Of Silver & Beasts, The Darkest Part
*This series is a spin-off of the Broken Bonds serial which must be read prior to beginning this first book. Contains spoilers to the Broken Bonds series* This is a dark romantic thriller intended for adult audiences. This is the first installment of a three part serial, and you will not be given all the answers in book one.
Detective Ethan Quinn has questions. The Arlington Slasher case is closed, the UNSUB no longer a threat—but Quinn can’t quiet the suspicion he harbors toward his partner and the young, attractive M.E. Not only does he loathe his uncertainty, he’s torn between doing his job and protecting his team.
But burying himself in cases no longer works. He’s restless. On edge. And tired of fighting his compulsions. Quinn has always viewed the law in black and white. Only now his world is swirling with a murky gray that threatens to devour him.
When lead medical examiner Avery Johnson careens toward a dangerous path, she pulls the unwitting detective into a dark web of deception and lust, triggered by a spree of recent killings.
Is this new player linked to the Bathory murders, or is it another copycat?
Time almost took Avery from him once before. As the clock ticks, Quinn will stop at nothing to protect her, refusing to let Avery become a victim again. Against his uncompromising logic, Quinn can’t deny his feelings. Avery forces him to acknowledge his darker desires, tempting his control—which weakens with every second he spends with the feisty M.E. as they hunt down the perpetrator threatening to tear them apart.
Search Terms: police romance, captive romance, hot detective, dark romance, Crime romance, Serial Killer, Dark Romantic
I’m going to start this off by saying that you need to read the first serial starting with With Visions of Red. If you don’t there will be a ton of spoilers.
I loved Quinn in the first serial. I also needed to know more about him, and I”m soooo happy that we finally get a look into his character. And Avery…. gah I feel awful for her.
I seriously can’t say much because there would be soooo many spoilers. But I will say that it’s as intense as the first serial. The characters aren’t as dark as Colton and Sadie, but they have their own battles to fight. And holy geez. The suspense!!!! I need the next book like yesterday!
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