Sunday, October 29, 2017

New from Heloise: His Dark Reflection (Heat and Haven book 1)

Disgraced FBI agent Nick Truman has failed to save his sister, held hostage by a drug cartel until he could give them Alex Crow, who eluded him. His epic downfall lands him in witness protection, where he plays by the rules and keeps to himself. But the murder of his neighbor brings danger to his door. He unexpectedly finds himself the champion of innocents and helplessly attracted to the homicide detective in charge of the case.

This can't end well.

Homicide Detective Hank Axelrod is good at digging out secrets, maybe because he hides a big one of his own. He also suspects his husband has one foot out of the door of their marriage and the specter of single life looms unpleasantly on the horizon.

A murder with similarities to another brings Nick into his world, a man who claims to be a mystery writer looking for a real life resource. Hank's instincts say he's more than that, and he's rarely wrong.

Torn between the errant soon-to-be-ex husband and the distracting, sexy stranger, Hank needs to focus all his attention on his murder case before he becomes the next victim.

Author bio
Heloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mayhem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of 10 years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.

His Dark Reflection is an interesting story in that you really have no idea who the good guys and the bad guys are until the end.

The characters are awesome and the book has more twists and turns that a bag of curly fries.

The dialog between the characters doesn't seem forced and the plot moves at a steady pace.

One of the things I got a kick out of was discovering I share a last name with two of the secondary characters.

His Dark Reflection, while very good, should not be read as a stand alone. Hitting Black Ice (Heart and Haven book 1) and Send Lawyers, Guns and Roses (Heart and Haven book 2) should be read first.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it.

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