Donna J.Thompson is a reader turned writer. Everyone has a story and her observation of people helps her write about complex characters and make them come alive on her pages. This is her second book in the series, but the story can stand on its own. For a more drawn-out description of Larkin and his crew, her first novel “Plot Twist does that.
Julie Cromwell is a selfish, manipulative, insecure woman, and those are her best qualities. She sets up a fake kidnapping to see if her husband will pay a million dollars for her safe return. Something goes wrong and she winds up dead. This is the first plot twist, but certainly not the last.
Enter lead detective Karl Larkin and his partner, Ted Cramer. They are a team who refuses to let sleeping dogs lie. They begin rattling the skeletons in the family’s closets.
Larkin finds himself breaking one of his number one rules. You don’t get involved with the family you are investigating, and you never, never fall in love with your prime suspect.